Philip Emanuel Ellice
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||28 Dec 1908|
|Place of Birth||Carnarvon, Western Australia|
|Death||14 Oct 1962, aged 53|
|Place of Death||South Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||33 years, 6 months|
5'11" (1.80m) tall ; 161lbs|
73.028 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bedfordale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Hilda Martha Jane Ellice|
|Date of Enlistment||5 Jul 1942|
|Unit/Formation||12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
During 1921 Philip was a student at the Hopelands Primary School. He had also attended the Serpentine school. During 1935 Philip had married Hilda May Vivian in Perth. He remarried during 1941 to Hilda Martha Jane Mead (1909 - 1990) Hilda died on 28 Jan 1990 in Maylands. For a time in 1936 Philip was a casual labourer employed by the Western Australian Government Railways at Dwellingup Mills, but at time of enlistment he was working as a log hauler for WA Salvage Coy.
Electoral Roll entries: 1931 at 2 Garrett road, Maylands, fish salesman; 1937 at 30 Francis street, Perth, timber worker with Hilda May; 1943 at 131 Albany road, Victoria Park, truck driver with Hilda Martha Jane.
On 26 Apr 1942 Philip enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Mundijong, and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion, but transferred soon after on 1 Jul 1942 to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion. On 31 Jul 1944 along with the rest of his unit he was placed in the Reserve.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at 118 Brandon street, South Perth, fitter;