PHILIP, Richard Lyall Craik
(Service number 1/478)
|First Rank||(1) Private; (2) Sergeant||Last Rank||Staff Sergeant|
|Date||16 March 1897||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||61 Hanson Street, Wellington|
|Occupation||(1) Government Cadet (Valuation Dept); (2) Civil Servant|
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|Next of Kin||(1) Mrs E. PHILIP, Allardice Street, Dannevirke; (2) Mrs E. B. PHILIP (mother), Allardice Street, Dannevirke - (Married again) Mrs E. B. SIFFLECT. Later Mrs Ethel Annie PHILIP (wife), Anne Street, Highland Park, Wadestown, Wellington, or c/o Mr D. DAVIES, 70 Le Cren Street, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||(1) Samoan Advance Party; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||(1) 5th (Wellington) Regiment; (2) 19th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||(2) 15 November 1916|
|Transport||(1) Moeraki or Monowai; (2) Tahiti or Maunganui|
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|Date||8 June 1928||Age||31 years|
|Place of Death||Wadestown, Wellington|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 44, Plot 258|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Richard Lyall Craik Philip, born on 16 March 1897 at Waimate, was the eldest son of Alexander Craik and Elizabeth Blanche (née Lane) Philip. His grandparents, William and Caroline Philp, had settled at Waimate in the late 1870s. Richard was educated at Dannevirke North School and Dannevirke High School. On leaving high school in December 1914, he was destined for an office in London, England. He married Ethel Agnes Davies in 1921. Richard died in a motor car accident at Wadestown, Wellington. He was buried at Timaru, the funeral leaving his father-in-law’s residence in Le Cren Street. His father had died in an accident in 1912, when he fell while working as a builder.
His father was a cousin of William Scott, 63220, who also served with the New Zealand Forces and died of wounds in 1918 in France.
His cousin, William Charles Philip, also served in World War I; and other cousins - David Alexander Philip, James Abercrombie Philip, and Francis Lennie Philp - were all called up for service in World War I. Two uncles – Thomas Lennie Philip and Andrew Lennie Philip – were listed on the Reserve Rolls, both being married with children.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 April 2020];NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 April 2020]; School Admission record [12 April 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [12 April 2020]; Timaru Herald, 12 June 1928, Evening Star, 12 June 1928 (Papers Past) [12 April 2020]
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