75222 Cpl Richard E Phillips, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

1897 Born

1919 Jun 24 . Was accidently shot dead when a bullet was discharged from an automatic pistol being cleaned by Lieutenant Bastick, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died Nenagh. Bastick stated in evidence that he believed the gun to be empty and was in the process of cleaning it, as Phillips passed between Bastick the gun discharged the bullet hitting Phillips in the left shoulder and passing through his neck.

Buried Trawsfynydd (Penycefn) Cemetery



British soldiers died in Ireland