He was born on April 1st, 1866, the eldest son of Major Charles Burch Phillipps of Barham Hall, Ipswich, and Amy Florence, third daughter of the Reverend William Colville, Rector of Baylham, Suffolk. He came to Winchester from Rev. W.G. Wilkinson’s school at Aldeburgh.
In 1883, he went to the Oxford Military College and the following year to Woolwich, receiving his commission in the Royal Artillery in 1887. He served as gunnery instructor at Cork Harbour from 1892 to 1896 and in 1904 was appointed commandant of the Bermuda Militia Artillery. He went to France in October 1916 in command of the 70th Heavy Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery and was invalided home in March 1917.
He died on January 10th, 1919 at Helena Hospital, Shorncliffe, from nephritis brought on by exposure.
Lieutenant-Colonel Phillipps married in 1900 Miss Clara Middleton Peniston.
- Surname: Phillipps
- Forenames or initials: Charles
- House: B
- Years in School: 1879-1883
- Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
- Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
- Date of Birth: 1st April 1866
- Date of Death: 10th January 1919
- How Died: Died of illness
- Location in War Cloister: Outer H2
- Decoration: NA
- Burial Site: SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY, KENT: Grave M.730