StonehengeMaid Posted 22 January , 2018 Share Posted 22 January , 2018 I am seeking information regarding the death of Far.Staff Serjeant Arthur William Phillips, No 147994 of the Royal Garrison Artillery who was KIA on 31 May 1918. He was with the 36 Siege Battery. 36 was an 8” Howitzer Battery part of 78 Brigade RGA. Assuming that most men were killed near where they fell I am interested to find out if there was a battle at the time of his death or if he was just unlucky as being in the wrong place. The War Diary for this unit finished in January 1918, I cannot find any evidence of a Field Hospital in the vicinity and neither were there any close CCS’s. I have his medal card but to date have no Attestation Papers, I have been searching for 10 years so assume they were lost in the bombing. I tried Firepower just before it closed and the Curator Mark Smith gave me information pertaining to his role as a Farrier but nothing else has been forthcoming. Can anyone here throw some light on the action that may have resulted in his death please? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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