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Medals to the Leinster Regiment 1 week 1 day ago #69380

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QSA (3) Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, the two date clasps both tailor’s copies (Capt. F. G. P. Philips. Leins: Rgt:);
1914-15 Star (Major F. G. P. Philips. Shrops. L.I.);
British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Major F. G. P. Philips.)

MC London Gazette 23 June 1915.

Francis George Prescot Philips was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 4th (Militia) Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry on 23 February 1898. He served in South Africa during the Boer War as a Staff Officer to the District Commandant, attached to the Leinster Regiment (entitled to the Queen’s South Africa with Cape Colony clasp only), before reverting to the Militia, and transferred to the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry on 31 May 1908. He served during the Great War attached to the Manchester Regiment on the Western Front from 2 January 1915, and for his services during the Great War was promoted Major, Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 22 June 1915), and was awarded the Military Cross.

In civilian life he served as a Sheriff of Radnorshire.
Dr David Biggins

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