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Owen Forbes PHILLIPS

Date of birth9 June 1882
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVictoria Barracks, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Phillips, 'Adpar', Grey Street, Warwick, Queensland
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Promotions

COL (Temporary Brigadier)


Unit: Staff 2nd Division
Promotion date: 8 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Third Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Distinguished Service Order


Refers Anzac
Recommendation date: Unspecified; and 12 October 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus


Recommendation date: 5 February 1917

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

The American Distinguished Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: The American Distinguished Service Medal, CMG, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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