Ray Cecil PHILLIPS

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
Address116 Bennett Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinPhillips Cecil Raymond, 116 Bennett Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date25 February 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: "3 December 1917

Bar to Military Cross


Recommendation date: 31 March 1918

Distinguished Flying Cross


Recommendation date: 16 June 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name two spellings Ray and Roy
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed continuous gallant work at very low altitudes in almost impossible weather. Whilst flying alone in a mist he forced an enemy aeroplane to land. On two occasions, flying at an altitude of 200 feet he made very valuable reconnaissances, and his reports on the general situation were of the greatest value. His leadership is excellent and he has set a high example to his flight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When engaged with hostile aricraft during the recent operatins, he has destroyed three enemy machines, and has in addition, brought down two hostile planes out of control. He has also brought back accurate and valuable information regarding hostile movements under the most adverse conditions, particularly on one occasion, when he flew through a heavy barrage at a low altitude behind the enemy's lines. He has shown conspicuous skill and determination when escorting low flying bombing patrols.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918