William Charles Phillips
Memorial: Tormarton - St Mary Magdalene's Church
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal
Rank and number: Driver (service no. T3/030095)
Parents: Charles and Elizabeth (Nee Hooper) Phillips
Marital status: Married
Home address: Home Address: St Albans Terrace, Tetbury. Baptised Luckington (Near Badminton) 8/06/1884 Lived: 1911 Census – lived Tormarton
Pre-war occupation: Groom Domestic
Date of birth: 1884
Place of birth: Tetbury
Date of death: 17/12/1917
Buried/Commemorated at: Gloucester Old Cemetery
William enlisted in the Army Service Corps in November 1914 and served in France from November 1915 until October 1916 with 165 company ASC (they were a reserve park company handling supplies etc for the frontline divisions). He was discharged on 21/01/1917 due to Sickness (Insanity) and was admitted to the Gloucester Asylum.
William married Violet Cook on 7/11/1905, Tetbury. William and Violet had five children born between 1907 and 1915. Upon enlistment he gave his home address as Tormarton, Near Badminton, but upon discharge, his address was given as St Albans Terrace, Tetbury. After the war Violet married Albert Hurcom in June 1919 (Tetbury).
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Volunteer Researcher John Davis.