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Phillips, Thomas Martin

Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force, King’s College, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Phillips of Brynhyfryd. He was shot down near Lille within the enemy lines while on a bombing raid and death presumed on 18th September, 1918. Buried at Lambersart. O.T.C.1914-1918

Biographical

Surname(s)Phillips
First name(s)Thomas Martin
Date of birth1894
Place of birthCamarthen District
Family details

Son of Howell and Hannah Phillips, of 87, Manselton Rd., Manselton, Swansea.

CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Science
Qualifications

B.Sc.

Military unitRoyal Air Force, 103rd Squadron
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death18/09/1918
Age at death24
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Place of deathnear Lille
Cause of deathShot down
Burial placeRue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
Notes

Lieut. Thomas Martin Phillips, Pilot, R.A.F., who was reported missing on September 18, 1918 was last seen over the German lines on a bombing raid, flying a D.H.9 with Lieut. R.E Owen, Observer. A shell burst near them, when the machine began to spin. Can any officer who was with them on that day, or in the 103rd Squadron, also any returned prisoners, give any information of the incident? Communication from anyone will be greatly appreciated by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Phillips, 8, Penfillin Terrace, Brynhyfryd, Swansea. We regret that the name of Lieut. Phillips as incorrectly given as Thomas N. Phillips in our issue of May 1. Flight, May 5, 1919

Sources

King’s College Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commissions; University of London O.T.C. 1914-1918

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