PHILP, Ernest Holman
(Service number 34724)

Aliases Holman
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 3 February 1892 Place of Birth Winchester, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 5 August 1916 Age 24 years 6 months
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience Territorial Reserve (serving)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss E. LEWIS (friend), Orakipaoa, Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 154 lbs. Chest measurement 35-38½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair dark. Sight - both eyes 5/5. Hearing good. Colour vision normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth bad. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Varicose veins - slight on left leg. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expedtitionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 7 December 1916
Transport Port Lyttelton
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 18 April 1919 Reason On termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 September 1966 Age 74 years
Place of Death Orakipaoa, Milford, Temuka (residence)
Cause Heart attack
Notices Timaru Herald, 20 September 1966
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 180, Plot 710
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ernest Holman Philp was the youngest son of Cornish parents, John Philp and Elizabeth Ann née Bartlett. Ernest married Evelyn Lewis in 1922 - next-of-kin firend?


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5550 0092809) [05 August 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 August 2016]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [04 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 9 August 1916, 22 October 1917, 20 August 1918, 22 March 1919, New Zealand Herald, 31 August 1917, Temuka Leader, 01 September 1917, Otago Daily Times, 20 October 1917, Sun, 4 May 1918, Evening Post, 7 August 1918, Press, 8 March 1919 (Papers Past) [05 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 20 September 1966 (Timaru District Library) [02 August 2016]

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