Herbert Wesley Phipps

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 303097 (previously 266881)

Parents: Henry Wesley and Kate Jane Phipps

Home address: 32 London Street, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Stock room worker in boot factory

Date of birth: 1894

Place of birth: Bitton, Bristol

Date of death: 28/09/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Age: 24

Further information:

Herbert was born in Bitton, the son of a labourer and the eldest of three children with a younger sister and a younger brother.

Herbert initially joined the Gloucestershire Regiment then transferred to the 1st/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Herbert died of wounds received during the Second Battle of Bapaume (21st August – 3rd September 1918) which was part of the Hundred Days Offensive. The Offensive resulted in a decisive allied victory and led to the end of the First World War but the number of allied casualties during this period was an astronomical 1,070,000.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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