Born: 1877, Westleton, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd May 1915; age 37; Accidently Killed.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd April 1915 – France.

Enlistment Location: (Fitter) Staff Sergeant; Service Number: 48075

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Perth Cemetery (China Wall).




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Maria Phillips; husband of Mrs Emma Elizabeth Phillips, of Dulwich Cottages, Britannia Road, Ipswich.




1881   Low Road, Cransford, Suffolk.


Thomas was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Phillips, 27, a Blacksmith, born Kelsall, Suffolk.

Maria Phillips (nee Keable), 30, born Cratfield, Suffolk.

Maria Phillips, 8, born Cratfield.

Emily Phillips, 6, born Cratfield.

Charles Phillips, 2, born Westleton, Suffolk.


1891   Bruisyard Row, Low Road, Cransford, Suffolk.


Thomas was 14 years old, an Agricultural Labourer. He was living with his parents, siblings & widowed maternal grandfather.

Thomas, 37, a Blacksmith – employer.

Maria, 40.

Maria, 18.

Charles, 14, an Agricultural Labourer.

Mary Ann Phillips, 7, born Cransford, Suffolk.

John Phillips, 5, born Cransford.

John Keable, 82, born Cratfield.


1901   Buckle’s Wood Road, Leiston, Suffolk.


Thomas was 24 years old, a Steam Engine Fitter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 47, a Steam Engine Maker – Fitter.

Maria, 50.

Charles, 22, a Steam Engine Bodymaker Labourer.

Mary Ann, 17.

John, 15.


1911   58, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


Thomas was 34 years old, a Blacksmith. He was married and Head of the Household.

Emma, 34.

William, 5.


Thomas’s mother, Maria Phillips, died 1902, Leiston, Suffolk.


In 1902, Plomesgate, Suffolk, Thomas married Emma Elizabeth Smith, born Aldeburgh, Suffolk. They had 1 son:

William John Phillips, born 1906, Leiston, Suffolk.

Thomas is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church memorial, Ipswich.


Royal Field Artillery




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