Arnhem yet again

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Barb20, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Barb20

    Barb20 Member

    I am back again after a long time and have completely forgotten how to manoeuvre my way around the site - apologies if I post wrongly. Anyhow I am researching Arnhem and looking for a Patrick Mannix Phillips who was with the 1st Battalion Parachute Reg and a POW. I know very little more than this at present. Where do I start please?
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    P M Phillips in the UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: P M Phillips
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 6462931
    Regiment: Army Catering Corps
    POW Number: 117509
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: XI-B
    Camp Location: Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony
    Record Office: Army Air Corps and Army Catering Corps Record Office, Drill Hall, East Claremont St., Edinburgh 9
    Record Office Number: 41

    Apply for his service records - Request records of deceased service personnel - GOV.UK

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  3. Barb20

    Barb20 Member

    Wow! Thank you so much TD. You are a gem!
  4. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Casualty Lists.JPG Patrick.JPG
    Above found at findmypast (FMP). Can't find where he was born. Checked the Scottish and Irish sites and nothing about birth at FMP. Ordering the death certificate might help tracing birth details, hopefully from info via his parents details.
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  5. Barb20

    Barb20 Member

    Many thanks amber dog. Very helpful.
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Patrick Mannix Phillips in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Patrick Mannix Phillips
    Birth Date: 21 Apr 1921
    Date of Registration: Oct 1988

    Age at Death: 67
    Registration district: Camden
    Inferred County: London
    Volume: 14
    Page: 1953

    Use these details to obtain a copy of his death cert from Camden Registrars Office then apply for his service records (details in post 2)

  7. Barb20

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  8. Barb20

    Barb20 Member

    That's useful and time saving TD. Will do as you suggest.
    Thanks again
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Barb - you can type a post underneath a "quoted piece" - no need to make 2 postings, might save you time and effort :rolleyes:

  10. Barb20

    Barb20 Member

    Oh, ok. Will try to remember that. Afraid I am not very good with technology!
  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Nor me - still prefer pen & paper

  12. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Patrick Mannix Philips was attached to the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment and was taken prisoner on 21st September.
  13. Barb20

    Barb20 Member

    Wow, thanks for that it was a lovely surprise! Barb
  14. lillibulero

    lillibulero Junior Member

    Patsy Mannix Phillips was a fruit and veg Costermonger from Covent Garden
    Due to working in a food market he was put in the catering Corp
    Sent to Arnhem with the 2nd Battalion his stove was soon replaced with a rifle and he helped to defend the bridge
    He was shot by a German Machinegunner with the hiccups.
    Two bullets in his legs,he was recovered from open ground and placed in one of the cellars housing both British and German wounded.
    As more wounded came in they was instructed to leave any valuable items by the door so that any troops,either British or German that came in didn’t have to rifle them for goods.
    The building changed hands more than once
    Patsy worked Berwick St Market until his death
    He had a slight limp from his war wound
    The reason he said the German that shot him had the hiccups was because the two lads running with him to another building were both hit in the chest and died
    British black humour in adversity
    Lawrence Phillips
  15. SusieGirl

    SusieGirl New Member

    I am Patsy Phillip's eldest Granddaughter. I've just come across this post! Is anyone related to him?
  16. Jamie Phillips

    Jamie Phillips New Member

    Im related to him. He was my uncle. Spent many a sat, working on the stall on Berwick Street.

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  17. lillibulero

    lillibulero Junior Member

    Hi Jamie
    Someone in the family has his records
    The POW records show him being captured on the last day in Arnhem

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