Topic: Joseph Phillpotts

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Joseph Phillpotts
Date of Birth: 1893
Serial number: 23/1464
Occupation before enlistment:
First known rank: Rifleman
Embarkation date: 13 November 1915
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkment: 2nd Reinforcements to 1st Battalion
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkment unit: Stretcher-bearers (attached headquarters)
Last unit served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Rank last held: Rifleman
Place of death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 15 September 1916
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, France

Biographical notes:

The family store in the building named "The musical Corner" was in Carterton. It held "Coles Book Arcade & Music Warehouse" and ??

Son of George Seymour and Annie Phillpotts, of High St, Carterton.

Obituary:
Wairarapa Daily Times October 14 1916 in Personal Items column
"Rifleman Joe Phillpotts, son of Mr and Mrs G. S. Phillpotts, of Carterton, was killed in action on September 15th. Deceased was 20 years of age."

Student researcher: Jeremy Graham

 

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