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John Daniel PHILLIPS

Regimental number182
Place of birthWallaroo South Australia
AddressWallaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Daniel Phillips, Charles Terrace, Wallaroo, South Australia
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallantry in action and continued devotion to duty throughout his service in FRANCE. On the 4th October, 1917, at ZONNEBEKE, this N.C.O. did excellent work in leading and directing carrying parties forward to the front line. Alone he went through extremely heavy shell fire and ascertained the requirements of the foremost lines. After so doing he lent invaluable assistance in leading and directing carrying parties. Throughout the operation Sergeant PHILLIPS showed an utter disregard of personal safety, and by his action and courage he set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 February 1968

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