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PHILLIPS – Henry 77th Regiment and Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion

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77th Regiment
Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
NamePHILLIPS – Henry
Regiment (s)77th Regiment and Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 623 – 77th Regiment
1910 – Rifle Brigade
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd September 1832 / 20 years 8 months / Bow Street Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta and Ionian Islands – 8 years 7 months
Cape of Good Hope – 3 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 85 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd November 1853 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone: He saw action in the Kaffir Wars of 1853 but is not on the medal roll
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1853 Cambridge
1855-1862 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Trinity Exeter Devon England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Employed Rottnest Island from 1856 until his death
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News 5th November 1862 page 2 Death of Henry Phillips
Inquirer and Commercial News 12th November 1862 page 2 Burial of Henry Phillips
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st November 1862 Rottnest Island Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationHenry Phillips transferred to the rifle brigade as he wished to serve in the same regiment as his elder brother.
1851 Census HO 107/1632/225/13 Dover Castle Dover, Kent: Henry Phillips Single 38 years Soldier Private born Trinity Devon
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Henry Phillips 623 77th Foot location Malta
185 1 Henry Phillips 1910 Rifle Brigade location Devon.
Discharge: Due to rheumatism and failing strength.
Henry’s death on Rottnest raised questions about the lack of medical treatment on the island.