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Henry George Phippen


Lieutenant Henry George Phippen - Regiment: Glosters 4th Bn. Born abt. 1892. Date of Death: 9th November 1916 and is buried in Becourt on the Somme. He was the son of Albert Henry Phippen of Easton-in-Gordano.

His father Albert Henry Phippen (aged 36) married Ada Ann Organ (aged 19) in 1888. They were next door neighbours in Easton-in-Gordano. In 1871, Ada aged 2 and Albert aged 19.

During the 1901 census the Phippen family lived at Collin's House, Edge, nr. Painswick, Gloucestershire.

Name Relation Age Occupation Where born
Albert Phippen Head 49 Retired Plumber Easton-in-Gordano, Somerset
Ada Ann Phippen Wife 32   Easton-in-Gordano, Somerset
Henry Phippen Son 9   Easton-in-Gordano, Somerset
Robert Phippen Uncle 67 Foreman Carpenter not engaged Easton-in-Gordano, Somerset
Elizabeth Cleaves Servant 19 General Domestic Servant Tetbury, Glos.

His father died in 1901 (registered in Stroud). His mother in 1903 in Bristol.

His guardian was the Bristol solicitor Edward Meade-King.

He attended Blundell's School from 1904-1910.

In The Blundellian, the School magazine, he is seen playing as one of the 'halves' in the house matches (for Old House), and he also played cricket for his house, batting in the lower order but not featuring in the bowling. He did not play for the School's 1st or 2nd teams in eaither sport. He is also mentioned as belonging to the School Officer Training Corps from 1906 to 1910.

He joined Clifton Rugby Club in 1910.

Back Row (L-R): 2Lt.H.Trapnell, 2Lt.E.E.Wookey, 2Lt.H.C.Crump, 2Lt.H.Wade, 2Lt.L.A.Beavan, 2Lt.R.B.Mansell, 2Lt.G.K.Savile, Lt.J.H.Knight-Adkin, Capt.P.G.J.Guterbock, Capt.E.Taylor, 2Lt.F.W.Ward. Middle Row: Capt.E.C.Slade, Maj.H.L.Baker, Maj.J.C.Thompson, Lt.Col.S.Davenport, Capt.R.I.Rawson, Capt.W.S.Clarke, Capt.C.C.S.Tilly, Capt.C.J.Dennehy. Front Row: 2Lt.H.W.Briggs, 2 Lt.R.F.Irving, Capt.R.C.Clarke RAMC, 2Lt.H.G.Phippen

Above 1/4 Gloucestershire Regiment at Danbury, Essex in 1915 with Henry George Phippen.

Above close up of Henry Phippen from the photo of the 1/4 Gloucestershire Regiment at Danbury, Essex in 1915.

Above Henry Phippen's grave at Becourt on the Somme.

Above the Blundell's School Memorial

Above Phippen's name on the Blundell's School Memorial