White cross for Henry Phillips (1883-1918)

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White cross for Henry Phillips (1883-1918).


With his parents too poor to care them, Henry Phillips and his two brothers were sent to the Caversham Industrial School. Henry would later become a photographer, owning the Alma Studio. He was killed in action in France on 9 May 1918 whilst serving during World War I. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for Henry Phillips (1883-1918)

First Names:Henry
Last Name:Phillips
Date of Birth:30 October 1883
Place of Birth:Dunedin, New Zealand
City:Tauranga, New Zealand