PHILLIPS, Albert Henry

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
7885644
Died : 
Sunday, February 16, 1941
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
24
Local Roll of Honour: 
Corporal Albert Phillips died in a climbing accident during training at STC Lochailort. The local register of deaths states “Multiple injuries. Accidentally killed by falling over precipice. Instantaneous.” It notes the informant as being the Adjutant at STC Lochailort.
 
He was serving with 11 Special Air Service Bn formerly designated as 2 (Parachute) Commando, at the time of his death.  The change of Unit name, in November 1940, from No 2 Commando in which he served,  to 11 SAS Bn., occurred only a couple of months before his death. This unit was the forerunner of the Parachute Regiment. 
 
Sources
CWGC
Register of Deaths in the district of Arisaig via www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
 
Notes
The diary of Ernest Dale [view] who was at STC Lochailort at the time records "In the winter of 1941 a soldier of No. 10 Commando tried to lead a loaded mule along the icy top of a whale-backed mountain. Both man and mule slid about a thousand feet to be dashed onto huge rocks."  Whilst the Unit differs, the cause and time period is similar.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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