26096 Private Phillip George FIRMAN (died 5 June 1917)

Died as Prisoner in German hands 5 June 1917.

Ian Valentine based on Essex Regiment Museum records, Essex County Standard 15/9/1917 & research by John Stewart

Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Photo from Commonwealth War Graves Commission

26906 Private Phillip George Firman was born Jul-Sep 1887, son of George Walter & Elizabeth Firman, West Street.  Served in 9th Bn Essex Regiment.  Reported missing 30 April 1917 then as a Prisoner in Hachen, Germany.  Essex County Standard reported on 8/12/17 that he had “died as prisoner in German hands”.  Died 5 June 1917 in Germany, aged 33, buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Grave XIII. C. 26.  Named on Wivenhoe War Memorial.

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