Frederick Stobo Phillips

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First name: Frederick

Middle name: Stobo

Last name: Phillips

Personal information:

Irene Read's brother, Frederick Stobo Phillips, of Wahroonga, Sydney, enlisted 9 Nov. 1914, aged 30 and embarked from Sydney on HMAT A55 Kyarra, 27 Nov. 1914. He was attached to No. 1 Field Ambulance in Mudros, Aug. 1915, promoted to Lance Corporal and reverted to Private at his own request. He embarked on SS Ionian for France in Sept. 1915, transferred to 1st Battalion, Aug. 1916 and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field while stretcher bearing in Oct. 1916 and was killed in action in France, 5 Nov. 1916.

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The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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