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
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.