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George William John Phillipson

Sydenham Cemetery

Grave of George Phillipson

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George William John AWMM
  • Surname
    Phillipson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    566683 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    566683 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of James and Annie Phillipson; husband of Betty Phillipson, of Bryndwr, Christchurch AWMM
    • Father of Peter John Phillipson Public - Jasmine - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020 - Family


About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sydenham Cemetery, end of Simeon Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM 37. 39C. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • My name is Debbie George was my grandfather his oldest son Peter is my father
    I am so sad that l never met my grandfather but heard many stories from my father from what he could remember as a young boy
    My Father Peter Phillipson is buried with him
    Miss you Dad
    Public - Debbie - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • Uncle George, remembered always, you will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace
    Public - Jenny - Friend - 23 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020JasmineChristchurchDirect descendant
25 April 2020DebbieChristchurch New ZealandDirect descendant
23 April 2015JennyAuckland, New ZealandFriend

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