Friday, September 05, 2014

Private William Knight Philpott, Army Service Corps

In December 1916, Chailey Parish Magazine notes, Philpott, Pte W, Remounts and this is information is then repeated monthly up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919.

W Philpott is probably William Knight Philpott who was born around 1894 and who, at the time the 1901 census was taken, was living at Bush Farm, Chailey. The household comprised 31 year old Arthur Philpott (a farmer and assistant overseer), his 31 year old wife Mary and their four children: Edward Arthur Philpott (aged seven), William Knight Philpott (aged six), Edith Mary Philpott (aged four) and Nellie Knight Philpott (aged one). In addition, 58 year old Jane Lee, the monthly nurse was visiting the household at the time and two servants are also recorded: 14 year old Agnes Lily Miles (a general domestic servant) and 18 year old Walter Still (a carter on the farm).

No information on William Knight Philpott has been found at The National Archives and it is possible that he remained in England and therefore was not entitled to receive the British War and Victory medals.

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