Philip Charles Feist


Philip Charles Feist


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
4th Bn.

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

Headstone Inscription

No Report

UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Village Memorial, St Mary’s Church Window, Northchurch

Pre War

Philip Charles was born in Cuckfield, Sussex in 1888 to Thomas Feist, a gardener, and Elizabeth Jane (nee Trinder) and lived at The Compasses'.

He had an elder sister, Sybil. By 1901 the family were living in Hatfield and by 1911 Philip was working at Luton Hoo as one of the many gardeners.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Mill Hill in the Middlesex Regiment as private g/7193 and went to France on 7 Apr 1915.

The 4th Middlesex were positioned on the Somme for some months before the Battle burt on the opening day (1st Jul 1916) were part of the attack between La Boiselle and Fricourt. Philip is recorded as killed in action on 2nd Jul 1916. His remains were never recovered and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

Additional Information

War Gratuity £6 and Arrears of £11 11s 3d paid to Father.


Neil Cooper
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