Major John Cecil Phillippo

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial to 15837 Major John Cecil Phillippo, 2nd Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of Ernest Cecil and Florence Ella Forbes Phillippo. Husband of Constance Mary Thorpe Phillippo, of Old Bracknell, Berkshire. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry on 24 Apr 1918. Served in France and Belgium 17 Jun 1918 to Jul 1918. Wounded twice. Promoted to Lieutenant 24 Oct 1919. Served in Iraq 1919-1920. Adjutant of his battalion 17 Sep 1925 to 16 Feb 1928. Promoted to Captain on 11 Oct 1928. Adjutant of Officer Training Corps (attached to the General Staff) 21 Jan 1930 to 1 Oct 1930. Chief Instructor Army School of Physical Training 2 Oct 1930 to 31 Dec 1933. Instructor at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 11 Apr 1935 to 22 Jul 1939. Promoted to Major 1 Aug 1938. Deployed to Europe with the British Expeditionary Force in 1939. Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in action at Wycheete (Wytschaete), Belgium aged 41 years. Buried in grave C.10. of Bus House Cemetery, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium.
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Major John Cecil Phillippo, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action at Wycheete, Belgium on May 27th 1940.

John Cecil Phillippo

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