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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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Pte 17690 Henry Phipps

  • Age: 22
  • From: Bootle
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • D.O.W Wednesday 24th October 1917
  • Commemorated at: Bailleul Cc Ext
    Panel Ref: III.E.92

Henry Phipps was born  on 02/11/1895 he was actually baptised as Harry on 18/12/1895 at St Mary’s, Bootle, He was the son of Henry and Fanny Phipps.

At the time of the 1901 Census the family were living at 111 Merton Road, Bootle. Parents with William H, Harry, George, Sarah Edith and Elaine Mary.

The 1911 Census finds the family are still at 111 Merton Road, Bootle. Parents Henry and Fanny with children William H, Harry, George, Sarah Edith, Elaine Mary, Alfred, Arthur and May. 

Harry enlisted on 14/9/1914 in Liverpool, joining the 19th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 17690. He gave his age as 19 yrs 322 days old and his occupation as a Clerk.  He is described as being 5’9¼” tall, weighing 127lbs and has a 35” chest with hazel eyes and brown hair.  There were two addresses on the record for his father at 84 Cyprus Road, Bootle (crossed out) and for his mother at Great Britain Hotel, 15 King Street, Egremont.

Harry died of wounds on24/10/1917, aged 22. He now rests at BailleulCommunal Cemetery Extension in France, at III.E.92 where his headstone bears the epitaph:


A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 9th November 1917. 



Many Bootle residents will learn with regret that Private Harry Phipps, K.L.R., has died from wounds received in action on October 24th. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Phipps, of the Great Britain Hotel, King-street, Egremont, and formerly of the Railway Hotel, Merton-road, Bootle. 

Twenty-two years of age, Private Phipps was educated at St.Mary's School, and afterwards at Bootle Secondary School. He was a keen athlete, and had won several prizes for running, in addition to which he was a popular figure on the football field. On leaving school he entered the marine department of Messrs. Lamport and Holt, Liverpool, but in September, 1914, answered his country's call. He had been in France two years.

Capt. and Adjt. R.W. Salisbury writes: "I greatly regret to have to inform you of the death of your son, Pte. H. Phipps, in hospital, on the 24th October. He was unfortunately wounded early in the morning of the same day by a shell whilst in the performance of his duties. We all of us feel the loss of one of our best men. For a long time he had been employed at Battalion headquarters, and besides being extremely useful at his work, he was always a cheerful and brave soldier. Please accept the sympathy of both the offices and men of his battalion in your bereavement.

Sincere sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Phipps and family, who are held in the highest esteem in Bootle, where they resided for many years before removing to Egremont. They have two other sons serving with the Colours.

Harry is commemorated on the following Memorials:

Wallasey Civic

Wallasey Roll of Honour

St Mary's Cof E School, Bootle

Bootle Secondary School for Boys

White Star Line  

Harry is also commemorated on the family headstone at Rake Lane, Wallasey. His mother died on 06/02/1930 whilst his father died on 20/05/1935. 


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