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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 Phillipps

  • Age: Unknown.
  • 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

Born in 1886 in Liverpool, one of eleven children born to John, a tea trader born in Carmarthenshire, and Dora, born in Pembrokeshire, Edward Stanley Phillipps is shown in 1901, aged 15 years, a clerk with a cotton broker, living 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 by 1911 they had a daughter, Brenda, aged 3 months, and were living at “Waverley”, Priory Road, Anfield. 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, so he must have enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war. He was killed in action on 16th May 1916 and is buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery Grave II D 6. CWGC shows him as the husband of Elizabeth, of 142 Priory Road, Anfield.  His immediately elder brother, Ernest Garfield Phillipps, 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 Phillipps, presumably named after Edward Stanley.


Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Monday 22nd May 1916.
Pte 17036 Ernest Glyndwr Abrahams

(101 Years this day)
Wednesday 22nd May 1918.
Pte 269622 Ernest Boyd