Habershon, Philip Henry

2nd Lieutenant / King's Royal Rifle Corps

1893 - 1915

He was the son of Edward Neston Williams Habershon (G, 1872-1874), of Holmwood, Dorking, and younger brother of Second Lieutenant Sidney Heathcote Habershon (A, 1903-1908), Suffolk Regiment, who fell in April 1918 (see individual entry). He came to Chernocke House from Mr. A.S. Tabor's school at Cheam, stood on Dress for O.T.H. XV in 1910 and the next year followed his brother to Clare College, Cambridge.

In the first weeks of the war he enlisted in a battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and served with them until November 1914, when he obtained a commission in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He was with 9KRRC when it was involved in the action at Hooge in the Ypres Salient on 30th July 1915, an action which saw the first use of flame-throwers and resulted in the loss of several OWs.

He fell at near Bellewaarde on September 25th 1915, while temporarily attached to a battalion of the Rifle Brigade. His place of burial is unknown but he is commemorated on panel 51 and 53 of the Menin Gate in Ypres.

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