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William James Ellery PHILLIPS

Date of birth18 September 1891
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressHyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J H Phillips, Mitchell Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: MED
Promotion date: 1 December 1915

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 6th and 7th September 1918, during an advance on Roisel. He worked continuously for 48 hours in charge of the evacuation of the wounded from the forward aid posts. Although the area was heavily shelled, he got his ambulance cars right up and cleared the wounded with great rapidity. His energy and perseverance set a splendid example to those working with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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