Philliskirk Michael 4457124

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Personnel Entry

Private Michael PHILLISKIRK while serving in Egypt.
Private Michael PHILLISKIRK while serving in Egypt.

Name Philliskirk Michael
Army number 4457124
Rank Private.
Decorations War Medal, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal.
Date of birth Born 21/12/1918, Sunderland. Mother's maiden surname Smiles.
Age 48 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry (possibly via Militia enrolment) 19/10/1939 - Classed A1. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. Served in France 24/4/1940 - 12/5/1940. Evacuated to the UK and hospitalised with Lumbar Pneumonia 12/5/1940 via 3 CCS and 2 General Hospital. Posted to No. 4 Infantry Training Centre 4/6/1940. Posted to the 1st Battalion DLI. Posted overseas to the Middle East. Between 4/8/1940 and 5/1/1945 served at times in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Libya and Malta. Transferred to the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment 30/9/40. Transferred back to The Durham Light Infantry 25/10/1940. Posted to the 1st Battalion DLI 1/1/1941. Attached to the RASC 26/6/1944. Transferred to the RASC 30/9/1944. Posted to No 52 D.I.D. 21/10/1944. Returned to the UK 6/1/1945. Posted to HQ 135 Brigade 19/2/1945.
Company/Battery HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Signaller. Clerk Group C Class II.
Joined Brigade 19/10/1939.
Promotions Classified Signaller 30/3/1940. Acting Lance Corporal 1/4/1943. Corporal 7/2/1944 (reverted to Private on admission to hospital). Passed Trade Test C Class III. Upgraded to Clerk C 1 Class II.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 23/1/1966, aged 48, at Seaham Hall Hospital [1], Durham Eastern.
Home address Worked as a Joiner at the time of his enlistment. Father - John Walton Philliskirk. Mother - Mrs Margaret Frances Philliskirk (nee Smiles) of 1 Willmore Street, Sunderland, was named as his Next of Kin on his enlistment. Married Edna V Brown in Sunderland in July 1950.
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