Phillips, Peter

Phillips, Peter

Regiment: Scots Guards

Rank: Private

Service No: 9015

Boer War service: 21 Oct 1899 to 8 Jul 1902

Date of enlistment: 8 Jun 1891 (served until 8 Jun 1898 then recalled 5 Oct 1899 from army reserve)

Date of discharge: 8 Jul 1902

Reason for discharge: Death in service

Other information: Before enlisting in the Scots Guards he had served in the 3rd Shropshire Light Infantry (service no. 2538)

Born: June 1872 in Whitchurch Shropshire and baptised 7 April 1875 in St Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was one of eight children born to Peter and Mary Ann Phillips. No marriage has been found for Peter. 

Residence: In 1881 Peter was living with his parents and siblings at 50 Yardington, Whitchurch. In 1891 he enlisted in the Scots Guards. Seven later he returned to the family home at 15 Sherry Mill Hill, Whitchurch

Employment: He was a labourer when he enlisted.

Death: He died of a heart condition whilst in service on the 8 July 1902 in Johannesburg, South Africa

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