PHILP, George
(Service number 88179)

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Date 22 February 1883 Place of Birth Winchester, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 10 June 1918 Age 35 years
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs E. S. PHILP (wife), Temuka, Canterbury
Medical Information Height 5 feet 5 inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 34-37 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, haemorrhoids. Varicose veins - slight. Slight defect but not sufficient to cause rejection - slight eczema inner side of left ankle. No fits. No notification for consumption. Never under treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. Never absent from work through ill-health or accident.

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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 1 August 1970 Age 87 years
Place of Death Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block 166, Plot 81
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Philp was the son of Cornish parents, John Philp and Elizabeth Ann née Bartlett. George married Eliza Susan Carter on 8 April 1914 at Dunedin. Their daughter was born 8 December 1915 at Naseby.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5550 0092811) [05 August 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 August 2016]; Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, headstone image & burial record (Dunedin City Council) [04 August 2016]; Temuka Leader, 20 June 1896, 4 October 1910, Otago Daily Times, 22 May 1918, Timaru Herald, 8 January 1910, 7 September 1918, Press, 10 September 1918 (Papers Past) [05 August 2016]

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