John George  Phillips's Memorial

John George Phillips
(1887 - 1912)


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Name: Mr John George Phillips
Nick Name: Jack
Gender: Male
Age: 25 years old
Lived: Monday, 11 April 1887 - Monday, 15 April 1912

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John George 'Jack' Phillips was born on April 11, 1887 to George Alfred Phillips and Ann Sanders in Farncombe, Surrey, England. He finished school in Godalming in 1902, and began working at a Godalming post office where he learned telegraphy. He graduated from his training for the Marconi company in August of 1906. Mr. Phillips worked on the ships the Campania, the Corsican, the Victorian, the Pretorian, the Lusitania, the Mauretania, the Adriatic, and later, the Oceanic. 
In March of 1912, Mr. Phillips was sent to Ireland to be the senior wireless operator on the Royal Mail Steamer the Titanic. Phillips sent the CQD and SOS when the ship was sinking, and kept sending until the end. Mr. Phillips survived the sinking, but succumbed to hypothermia in a lifeboat on April 15, 1912. 

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Happy Angel Day, Jack. Lots of love, Zina
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Fathers Name: George Alfred Phillips
Mothers Name: Anne Sanders
Country of Birth: United Kingdom
Country of Residence: United Kingdom
City of Residence: Godalming, Surrey



Place of Passing: Atlantic Ocean
Date of Passing: 15 April 1912
Cause of Passing: Hypothermia
Type of Funeral: Buried at Sea
Place of Burial: Atlantic Ocean
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