Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Thomas Glyn Llewelyn Phillips

Photo of Thomas Glyn Llewelyn Phillips
House and time at Malvern: No 8, 1908 - 1913.

Regiment: Welch Regt.
Died: 26 March 1917 aged 23 in Palestine. Killed in action at Gaza.
Cemetery: Jerusalem Memorial P 30/32

Son of Thomas Richards Phillips, and Annie Phillips, of 45, Park Place, Cardiff, and Sandown, Park Place, Cardiff, b. 1894.
Lower IV—Science I. House XI Cricket and Football.
Mining Engineer ; 5th Batt. Welch Regt. (T.F.) 1913.
Great War, mobilised 1914, Captain. 5th Bn. Welsh Regiment

'Two dominant characteristics of Glyn Phillips were industry and perseverance; whatever he took in hand he carried through by hard work and determination. So it was at School, and, on leaving the College he threw himself with the same vigour into the preparation for his life's work.
Always a keen member of the O.T.C., he at once responded to his country's call and became a very efficient officer. In 1915 he was sent to Gallipoli and took part in much hard fighting—through which, however, he passed unscathed. Afterwards he saw service in Egypt, but was invalided home last summer. Returning to Egypt at the beginning of this year he joined the Palestine expedition and fell in action before Gaza.
To his devotion to duty, cool courage, and kind thought for others, letters from those whom he led and from brother officers bear evidence, e.g., "The boys have lost a good commander and comrade, always ready to help and advise, one who would not ask any man to do what he would not attempt himself"; " He was dearly loved by all the men of the 1/5th Welsh Regt and to whom I believe I owe my life, viz., in saving me after being seriously wounded from the peril of a terrible gorse fire which was raging at that time',' " He was very good in action and did not hesitate to expose himself when necessary."' (Malvernian, Jun 1917).

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