This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Glasgow
- Service no: 7828
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 33
- Date of Death: 25.10.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Bridgeton, Lanarkshire
- Address: 11 St Mary Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Carter
Catherine Phillips, 67a Lochee Rd, Dundee
1 Child, (name unknown)
More about John Phillips
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
John Phillips 7828 Gordon Highlanders
Intimation was received yesterday from the War Office by Mrs Phillips, 11 St Mary Street, that her husband, Private John Phillips, of the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, had been killed in action on 25th October. Mrs Phillips last heard from her husband on 17th October, when he wrote that he was quite well, so that he had evidently been in action for a week after that date.
Private Phillips, who was 33 years of age was a Reservist with nine years’ service, and previous to rejoining his regiment he was employed in the city as a carter. He is survived by his wife and one child.
Dundee People’s Journal 5th December 1914
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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