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Lieutenant Philip Henry Burt Fitch, MC

D Battery, 177th Brigade, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery
Killed in Action: by a shell during night firing, France and Flanders, 3rd July 1917, aged 20

  • Buried: Brandhoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I.N.15
  • Awarded: Military Cross, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of  Albert Edward and Bride Harris Fitch of Bristol

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born Apr Qtr 1897 at Barton Regis, Glouc
  • Attended King Edward VI Grammar School
  • Lived at Mill House, Bolehall and Glascote [1901]
  • Lived at 25 Wyndham Road, Edgbaston [1911]
  • Was a schoolboy in 1911
  • Gazetted to 2nd Lt on 23 Dec 1915
  • MC Gazetted on 16 Aug 1917

    Circumstances leading to the award of the Military Cross
    MC for action in June 1917, Messines. Gazetted 16 Aug 1917

    "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in accompanying another officer and a serjeant into a gun emplacement in which a serious explosion had taken place, bringing out the killed and wounded and extinguishing a fire caused by the explosion amongst the ammunition."


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