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Thomas Wallace Phillips

Name panels , 1914-1918, (1 panel Libeau - Worthing) Cambridge War Memorial, New Zealand. (Photo G.A. Fortune 1999) - Image has All Rights Reserved
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Wallace AWMM
  • Surname
    Phillips AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/728 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 December 1894 AWMM DumbartonScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs M. Phillips (mother), Post-office, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/728 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of pneumonia following wounds AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Matthew and Mary Phillips, of Fencourt, Cambridge.

      Mother's initials incorrectly spelt as R. in Nominal Roll.

      Auckland War Memorial Museum 'Scars on the Heart WWI': "The En Zeds" display case includes the Roll Book of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. The Roll Book contains names and details of those who served in Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine. AWMM
    • Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F.
      Rank: Corporal
      Name: Thomas Wallace PHILLIPS
      No: 13/728
      Occupation & employer: Farmer
      Religion: Presbyterian
      Date and Place of Birth: 12 July 1894, Scotland
      Next of Kin: Mary Phillips (mother),
      Description on Enlistment: Apparent age 20 years, 4 months, 6ft tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.
      Parents: Son of Matthew and Mary Phillips, of Fencourt, Cambridge, Hamilton. Born at Dumbarton, Scotland.
      Service: Posted to Unit, Dardanelles, 4 July 1915
      Admitted Gunshot wound leg and hand, Anzac, 11 August 1915, transferred to ship, HS Floriana
      Arrived at Malta, admitted to hospital, dangerously ill, 19 August 1915
      Removed from dangerously ill list, Malta, 13 September 1915.
      Died at NZ Military Hospital, Walton on Thames, of pneumonia following wounds, 18 October 1915. Aged 20.
      Buried Church St, Walton on Thames, England.
      Obituaries CORPORAL T. W. PHILLIPS. Corporal Thomas Wallace Phillips, of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, is reported to ie dangerously ill. He is 20 years of age and a son of Mrs M. Phillips, of Matangi. being one of a family of three—a twin brother and a sister. He was educated at the Academy, Dumbarton (having been born in Scotland), and was awarded a gold medal for attending without missing a day in nine years. He holds trophies for physical drill, scout work, and shooting. At the age of 16 (then over 6ft in height) he joined the Auckland Mounted Rifles, and at the tine of enlisting he was engaged in farming. [Auckland Star, 7 September 1915]
      CORPORAL T. W. PHILLIPS. Corporal Thomas Wallace Phillips, recently reported to have died at Walton Hospital, London, through wounds received at the Dardanelles, followed by pneumonia, was well known in the Cambridge district. He was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, in 1894, and came out to the Dominion a few years ago. He served as a volunteer in the Cambridge section of the Waikato Mounted Rifles. Corporal Phillips was a good rifle shot, having won many prizes. [New Zealand Herald, 2 November 1915] Public - Jan - Researcher - 13 October 2018 - WW1 Enlistment records, Archives NZ,, Commonwealth War Graves Commission [], Papers Past, and NZBDM online.
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  • Death
    18 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Walton and Weybridge (Walton-on-Thames) Cemetery, Surrey, England AWMM Screen Wall. 407. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    • Cambridge War Memorial, Queen Street, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 581 AWMM
    • Sperry, Fabian. Papers, 1914 - 1974. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 99/92. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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