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41440 Pte William G Phillips
2nd / 5th Lancashire Fusiliers

This is an interesting document as it shows Phillips as being given a War Badge, and that he was a "Stoker".He was probably exempt from Service until 1917, even though he had been attested in 1915, so presumably an exempt occupation.Men who did not display a badge like this would be given a hrad time and shown the white feather for not volunteering
Joe Eastwood: It is sad that having been excused service, he should join the 2/5th and be killed in action.