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Herbert Casper PHILLIPS

Regimental number77
Place of birthMudgee, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLineman
AddressAvisford via Mudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight193 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Phillips, Avisford via Mudgee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 17 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent devotion to duty: - Since 25th February 1918, this Non Commissioned Officer has been in charge of a Company Signal Section, and has, on many occasions, displayed great energy and cheerfulness, and admirable devotion to duty, under most adverse and difficult circumstances, in establishing telephonic communication between his Company Headquarters and Battalion Headquarters. During recent operations since the 8th August, 1918 this Non Commissioned Officer, by his untiring efforts and determination, has shown great ability in successfully maintaining telephonic communication with the most advanced troops.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Discharge date15 August 1919
Family/military connectionsCousin (1st): 2465 Pte Joseph Henry PHILLIPS, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Zealandia', 11 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 1 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 15 August 1919.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1968
SourcesNAA: B2455, PHILLIPS Herbert Casper

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