John was born in Whixall, Shropshire in 1895, the eldest son of John and Edith Phillips of No Man's Heath, Malpas, Cheshire.
John worked as a Groom before enlisting in August 1914, landing in France on the 22nd June 1915.
Regiment : 5th (Service) Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Corporal
Service Number : 10979
Died of Wounds; Belgium 21st January 1916 Age 21