Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
We need you to tell us more about the life and times of Alexander Philip
- Date of enlistment: November 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 200781
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 26/03/1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 6.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 20 Parker Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Yarn Dresser, Gilroy & Son, Dundee
Georgina Philip, 20 Parker St, Dundee
George Philip, 20 Parker St, Dundee
More about Alexander Philip
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
Enlisted When 16.
Pte. Alex Philips, Black Watch, second eldest son of Private George Philips, Royal Defence Corps, and of Mrs Philips, 20 Parker Street, Dundee, has been killed in action. Private Philips was 20 years of age, and enlisted in November, 1914, when he was only 16 years of age. He had been at the front for ten months. Prior to joining the forces deceased was employed as a yarn dresser with Gilroy, Sons, & Company, Ltd., Tay Works. An officer, writing to his mother, states :- “Your son fell fighting a great fight, and I trust his heroic death may console you in some little way for your great loss.”
Dundee Courier 19th April 1918.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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