Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hood Bn, Royal Naval Division.
7th October 1914.
Place of Residence:
Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
The Board Inn, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Barman at the Board Inn, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. He also must have worked at Addison Colliery.
Killed in action
Date of Death:
Wednesday 7th October 1914
Place of Death:
Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham.
St Mary and Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Roll of Honour, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Arras Memorial, France. Bay 1 (MR 20).
No known grave
Decoration and Medals:
Blaydon Courier, page 8, 19th May 1917.
Son of George and Emma Phillipson, of the Board Inn, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham, and later of 6 Tempest Street, Stella, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
James enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 7th October 1914. He was drafted to join the British Expeditionary Force on 22nd August 1916. After a period of sickness he rejoined Hood Bn, 3rd April 1917. He was rated a Petty Officer, 24th April 1915. A Chief Petty Officer 4th October 1915 and reverted back to Petty Officer, 7th October 1916.
James's name appears on the Addison Colliery War Memorial. At some stage, he must have also worked at the colliery.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.