PHILCOX, Harry Milton

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Valcartier, Quebec
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
34 years 1 month
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        1st Canadian Infantry Division
                                             1st Infantry Brigade
                                             1st Battalion  -  Western Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   6949
DATE OF BIRTH:            March 22, 1881
                                             Hastings – Sussex - England
DATE OF DEATH:           April 27, 1915                      34 years     1 month
CEMETERY:                     Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension – Bailleul –
                                             Nord – France
                                             I     B     31
FATHER:                           Mr. Daniel Philcox – Hastings – Sussex – England 
Occupation:                        Stripper / 
                                             Motor Tire builder               Religion:     Church of England
Enlistment:                         September 23, 1914 - Valcartier
Enlistment Age:                 33 years     6 months

Prive Philcos sailed from Quebec City with the Canadians First Contingent on the S.S. Laurentide on October 4, 1914 and arrived in England on October 14, 1914.
Private Philcox was wounded, transferred to No. 2 British Casualty Clearing Station - Bailleul where he later succumbed to those wounds.
At 8pm on April 25th, the Battalion was withdrawn and then proceeded to march to the west bank of the Yser Canal at Pontoon Bridge No. 4, which is where the Battalion crossed the Canal of April 23rd.
The Battalion then occupied and covered the ground between Pontoon Bridges 3 & 5.
This position was maintained by the Battalion for three days and they were always under heavy enemy artillery fire.
Our research tells us that the enemy artillery fire during this period took the life of Private Philcox.