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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Pte 15233 Edward Stanley Philipps

  • Age: 30
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • K.I.A Monday 15th May 1916
  • Commemorated at: Cerisy-gailly Mil Cem
    Panel Ref: II.D.6

Edward Stanley Philipps  was born in the March quarter of 1886 in Liverpool, one of eleven children born to John Philipps, a tea trader born in Carmarthenshire, and his wife Dora (nee Roberts), born in Pembrokeshire.

The 1901 Census shows Edward Stanley aged 15 years, a clerk with a cotton broker, living with his family at 51 Rockfield Road, Liverpool. 

In 1902 his mother died and in 1907 he lost his father. 

In 1909, he married Elizabeth Carlisle in Liverpool and  at the time of the Census of 1911 they had a daughter, Brenda, aged 3 months, and were living at “Waverley”, Priory Road, Anfield. Edward is shown to be a Cotton Salesman.

Edward Stanley enlisted in Liverpool and was serving as Private 15233 when he was killed in action on 16th May 1916, aged 30. He now rests at Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery Grave II D 6. His headstone records his name as PHILLIPPS. However, he signed his marriage certificate with only one L and also completed the 1911 Census showing his name as Philipps.     

His service record is not available but we know from his medal card that he served in France from 7th November 1915, earning all 3 medals.

CWGC shows him as the husband of Elizabeth, of 142 Priory Road, Anfield.

Edward Stanley is commemorated on the Memorial at the Cotton Association in Liverpool.

His immediately elder brother, Ernest Garfield Philipps, born on 9th June 1881 and shown in 1901 as a shipping clerk, married in 1909 and enlisted on 5th November 1915 as Driver 147117, 613 Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps, serving in India and South Africa. He was pensioned off in August 1919 with the rank of Acting Corporal, and awarded a 40% disability pension suffering from the effects of dysentery and malaria.  He had at least 3 children, including a son born in 1917 and named John Stanley Philipps, presumably named after Edward Stanley.


Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Sunday 3rd June 1917.
2nd Lieut Ronald Millie Hamilton
27 years old