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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Roy Phillips
Name: Phillips, Roy Reid
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 5459
Place of Birth: Hay (N.S.W.)
Next of Kin: J. Sinclair Litchfield - Sister ; Pine Creek, N.T.
Biographical notes: Phillips was Jessie Litchfield's brother and arrived in Darwin on the SS 'Aldenham' on 20 August 1908.
Occupation: Teacher
Date of Enlistment: 24-Jan-1916
Age at Enlistment: 23
Place of Enlistment: Melbourne (Vic.)
Unit: 6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1922-04-16
Place of Death: Adelaide (S.A.)
Place of Burial: West Terrace Cemetery (S.A.)
Service History: Phillips had a previous service record of 3 years in the Imperial Army, England. He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A14 'Euripides' on 4 April 1916. Transferred to 4th Pioneer Battalion 27 May 1916. Phillips was wounded in in the stomach at Pozieres on 30 July 1916 and returned to Australia on 17 March 1917 on 'Beltana'. He was discharged on 23 June 1917 with a pension of 2 pound 12 shillings and 9 pence per fortnight. Phillips re-enlisted with ANMEF (Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force) in Brisbane on 13 September 1917 but did not serve overseas again.
Related link: "Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 17 May 1917: p.13.
Unit War Diary
Service Record
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 12 October 1916: p.16.
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A14 'Euripides'
As rough as bags: the history of the 6th Battalion, 1st AIF, 1914-1919 by R.J. Austin. McCrae, Vic. : R J and S P Austin, 1992.
Bold, steady, faithful: the history of the 6th Battalion, the Royal Melbourne Regiment, 1854-1993 by R.J. Austin. Melbourne : 6th Battalion Association, 1993.
Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography edited by David Carment. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008: p.465.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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