Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Lieutenant Percy Montague PHILLIPS
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Lieutenant Percy Montague PHILLIPS.
13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 25 September 1916.
Buried PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE.
The following information on Lieut. Phillips was provided by Bob Coulson.
"Percy Phillips sailed with the 13th Battalion as they set out on “The great adventure” from Southampton, landing at Le Havre on June 6th 1916.
In July the battalion took over trenches in the Maroc sector and remained in this area until moving into the Loos sector on September 11th 1916.
In the area of the Village Line and Duke Street the battalion carried out several trench raids and it was during one of these that Lt Percy Montague Phillips was killed in action on September 25th 1916 exactly one year to the day that the first Battle of Loos had begun."
A much fuller biography of Lieutenant Phillips, with especial emphasis on his school days, can be read on the pages of The Bancroftian Network.
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