Egerton, Phillip John

He was the son of Hubert Decimus Egerton and Annie Egerton of Elmstead Court, Chislehurst, and brother of Bryan Selwyn Egerton (E 1899-1903). He entered Mr. Morshead’s House from Mr. Wilkinson’s school at Clifton. On leaving Winchester he joined the Militia and after a period of service at the Cape during the South African War, passed with distinction in 1903 into the Regular Army (1st Battalion Border Regiment); he became Adjutant of the battalion in 1910. He fell mortally wounded near Ypres on October 16th 1914 and died the following day.

His is the earliest grave in Ypres Town Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Egerton
  • Forenames or initials: Phillip John
  • House: E
  • Years in School: 1895-1900
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Border Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 10th April 1882
  • Date of Death: 17th October 1914
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: YPRES TOWN CEMETERY; Grave D1.8