This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 22.09.1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 901
- Rank: Driver
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Labour Corps
- Unit/Ship: 480th Employment Company
- Place of Death: Richmond Military Hospital, Yorkshire
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 18.02.1919
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Balgay Cemetery, Dundee
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 116 Blackness Road, Dundee
Bridget Fitzpatrick, 116 Blackness Rd, Dundee
Thomas, Patrick John, George, Elizabeth & Mary Jane
More about Philip Fitzpatrick
There is no Philip Fitzpatrick R.F.A listed on either C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W. although his photo appears in the 1925 Peoples Journal War Supplement. It is possible that his death was not seen as being caused by his war service hence him not appearing on the C.W.G.C. Register.
Philip died from Influenza, Broncho Pneumonia. He is remembered on the War Memorial of St Josephs, RC Church, Wilkies Lane, Dundee.
Philip initially enlisted as a Driver with the City of Dundee Battery, 1st Highland Brigade (formed part of the 2nd Highland Brigade), Royal Field Artillery at the outbreak of war. He sailed with his unit from Southampton 2/5/1915, landing in La Harve the following day. The Highland Brigade completed their concentration at Lillers, Busnes & Robecq and by 12th May 1915 was officially numbered as the 51st (Highland) Division.
During his Service at the front, Philip was wounded and was returned to the UK for treatment. Following his recuperation he was transferred on 23rd June 1917, to the 480th Home Service Employment Company, Labour Corps, serving in the UK until the armistice. He died in Richmond Military Hospital, Yorkshire, 18.02.1919 of Influenza, Broncho Pneumonia.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and Service Record Very kindly supplied by Ellen Piggot.
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