|This is an interesting document as it shows
Phillips as being given a War Badge, and that he was a "Stoker".He
was probably exempt from Service until 1917, even though he had
been attested in 1915, so presumably an exempt occupation.Men
who did not display a badge like this would be given a hrad time
and shown the white feather for not volunteering
Joe Eastwood: It is sad that having been excused service, he should
join the 2/5th and be killed in action.