Norman Phillipson

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772256
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
No
Date of death: 
April 9th, 1917
Cemetery: 
Vimy Memorial - Pas de Calais, France
Commemorated at: 
Sydenham Street Methodist Church
Birth country: 
England
Birth county: 
Durham
Birth city: 
Durham
Next of kin address: 
12 Dundas Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Machine hand
Employer: 
Brandon Shoe Co.
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
17

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Attack South East of Thelus.

BX May 9, 1917

Vimy Ridge casualties still continue to pour in, and at noon today word was received that Private Norman Phillipson, who was well known in amateur baseball circles, had been killed in action. The sad intelligence came to the young hero’s father, John Phillipson, who resides on Dundas Street, Terrace Hill. Private Phillipson, who went overseas with the first Brant County Battalion, was single, and an employee of the Brandon Shoe factory. He was a promising member of the Alert baseball team.

BX November 3, 1917

Paid the Price

In addition to the list of killed as given in The Expositor, should appear the name of Private Norman Phillipson, who was killed at Vimy Ridge on April 9. He formerly resided at 12 Dundas Street.