Southwater War Memorial
Sapper 96403 156th Field Coy Royal Engineers|
6th June 1916.
Vermelles British Cemetry, FRANCE III.D.22
Philip was born in 1876 at Copsale|
His younger brother Alfred had earlier been buried age 5 months at Southwater Church in 1875
and his younger brother Albert was baptised here in 1878
He joined the army and served in India, earning the Punjab Frontier 1897-98 medal
He went to South Africa during the Boer War where he earned the Queen's 1902 Orange Free State Medal
He married at Lambeth in 1904 as a railway labourer to Amy Sullivan. In 1911 he was a platelayer living at 28 Larch Road, Balham.
Vermelles British Cemetery, FRANCE