Harold Phillips

Trooper Harold Phillips

Harold Phillips was born on the 5th October 1889 in Sherry River, Nelson.

His father was William Henry Phillips Jnr (1845-1919) and Hannah Phillips ( nee Hunt, 1865-1945 ).

Harold's nickname was "Buzz".

He attended Nelson Boys College where he excelled in sport. He is honoured on the College Honours Board.

Harold took on a career in farming, and joined forces with Edwin Apted and Charles Dale.

He was  a member of a Volunteer unit before embarking as part of the NZEF in 1916 as part of the Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. He departed Wellington on the 30 December 1916, and arrived in Devonport (UK) on the 3rd March 1917.

The troop left for France on the 28 May 1917, and he was wounded in action on the 15 July 1917. He returned to England to recuperate, and returned to France on the 15 April 1918. He was wounded in action again on the 24 August 1918, and was sent back to England two days later. He died of his wounds on the 16 September 1918. The War ended 2 months later.

He is buried in the Brookward cemetery in the UK.

Harold Phillips War record




Commonwealth War Graves Commission