Thame Remembers Leading Aircraftman John Eric Jesse Phillips
John Eric Jesse Phillips was born in Thame on 2nd February 1921 the son of John James Phillips and Emily May Phillips (nee Eele) of 4 Bell Lane, Thame. Father’s trade was a packer. He married Ellen May Bowler in 1940 and is listed by CWGC as husband of Ellen May Phillips 16 Horton Avenue, Thame. They had three children; Ellen married again and had a further seven children.
John attended Lord William’s School in Thame prior to joining the Royal Air Force VR; 1666457 Leading Aircraftman John Eric Jesse Phillips. He survived the war and is listed as J A J Phillips in the Thame Welcome Home Fund of 1945. He died on Saturday 9th February 1946, age 25 and was buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Thame, Oxfordshire on 13th February 1946.
He is remembered on Thame War Memorial, St Mary’s Church Memorial Board and on Lord Williams School Memorial Board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to St Marys Churchyard, Thame, Oxfordshire on 03rd August 2014 by Helen Stewart (Town Clark)