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World War 1
« on: Thursday 01 November 18 17:06 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find out information about William Walter Phillips b1891 Lewisham
Parents: William Phillips b1861 Paddington and Louisa Colwill b1865 Welcombe Devon - birth dates aren't consistent in 1891 and 1901 Census records
William Walter married Alice maud Kitchen Kitchener
He committed suicide on March 24th 1928, Hextable, Kent
I can find no records of him in World War 1 but he was apparently in the Artillery
Any help would be much appreciated

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Re: World War 1
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 November 18 17:11 GMT (UK) »
Are you aware that over 60% of WW1 service records were destroyed during WW2
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Re: World War 1
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 November 18 17:31 GMT (UK) »
Might it be this man? Lieutenant William Walter Phillips  ?  http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4628889

If so there are some records at the National Archives http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1118987
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Re: World War 1
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 November 18 18:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your reply  Yes, Rosie I was aware that some were destroyed and  I've seen some records which say 'burnt records' (not sure if that's the same thing ? The World Wars is an area I'm not practised in researching which is why I posted this question)   

Shaun J  Thanks for info  I'll look into it

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Re: World War 1
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 November 18 07:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi
If you know where they lived you could try the absent voters.
Ellam, Mills, Ellins
Firth, Wood, Muffitt
Hill, Mattinson, Nicholson
Morrey, Hudson, Limb