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Frank Hardy PHILLIPS

Regimental number478
Date of birth22 December 1891
Place of birthMinyip Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMinyip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A Phillips, Minyip, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: LH4
Promotion date: 11 September 1915


Unit: LH4
Promotion date: 28 January 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

*Refers 30 April and 23 May 1917
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30480 (16 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).
Recommendation date: 16 January 1918; Unspecified*

Military Cross

#Refers 25 September 1918
Recommendation date: Unspecified#"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. On 30th September 1918, as adjutant he made a reconnaissance, and did work of the utmost value to his commanding officer, culminating in the capture of Kaukab with a mounted attack, and the taking of many enemy and machine guns. On the 1st October, after the regiment had entered Damascus and captured over 10,000 prisoners he again performed his duties with great efficiency.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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