PHILLIPS, Sidney, 69450, Gunner.
119th Battery, 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
He was born in Darlaston
Sidney was married to Lucy Rebecca and their address at the outbreak of war was 20, Avenue Rd, Darlaston.
He enlisted at Wolverhampton and was sent to France on the 19th August 1914.
He may have had the shortest ‘active’ war of any of the men on this memorial as he was almost certainly captured by the Germans on the 24th August after all of 119’s guns were put out of action during the action at Elouges.
Official notification came through on the 30th December 1914 that he was a Prisoner of War in Germany.
He died on the 24th October 1918 in Otto Hospital, Oebsintz**, Germany.
He is buried in Plot V. F. 10. Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany.
He was entitled to the 1914 Star with clasp, War Medal and Victory Medal.
When his will was proved in August 1919 his wife’s address was 52, Trafalgar Rd, Moseley, Birmingham. Total was £105, 7s 3d.
**I have been unable to find this town in Germany.