Gunner 11836 Benjamin Phillips

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Killed in Action on Friday, 25th August 1916, age unknown.
Buried in Grave X. H. 5. at Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Royal Field Artillery, 73rd Brigade, "C" Battery. 15th Division.

Born: West Bromwich, Enlisted: West Bromwich, Resident: Unknown.

First landed France & Flanders, 8th July 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/557024/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
131 Dartmouth Street, West Bromwich, Staffs.
Lodging with William and Louisa Shermer was: Benjamin Phillips (17, General Labourer, born West Bromwich).

1911 Census
15 Kenrick Street, West Bromwich, Staffs.
Benjamin Phillips (27, Iron Founder, born West Bromwich), his wife Edith Maria (28, Grocery Dealer, born West Bromwich), and their 1 child: William (5, born West Bromwich).

Personal Data

B. Phillips is commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial, the 'Staffordshire Roll of Honour' said Gunner B Phillips, Royal Field Artillery. The only likely candidate is Benjamin Phillips who as far as records can show, was born and resident in West Bromwich, there is no more likely candidate. It is possible that he and his family had moved to Tipton after 1911, or he had a relative living in Tipton who submitted his name.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings