b. 28/07/1874 Cambria, California. d. 08/02/1936 San Francisco, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13 and 20-22/06/1900 China.
Phillips was born July 28, 1874 in Cambria, California and enlisted into the Marine Corps from Mare Island, California July 16, 1898. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. He received the Medal for his actions in China on 13 and 20–22 June 1900 and it was presented to him July 19, 1901. He was discharged from the Marine Corps on July 21, 1903 at the rank of sergeant.
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Phillips distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Section OSD, Grave 3, Row 118
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