Bank: Coutts & Co
Place of work: London Strand office
Died: 25 November 1941
Dudley Aston Phillips was born in Willesden, London in 1910, the son of Stella and Percy Phillips. He worked for Coutts & Co, London.
Phillips joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as Paymaster Sub Lieutenant in 1932 and served in the Mediterranean during the Italo-Abyssinian War. When the fleet mobilised in 1939 he joined HMS Barham as Paymaster Lieutenant and was serving in her when she was damaged by torpedoes whilst on convoy duties in the Arctic Circle in November 1939, and later, when she took part in the evacuation of Crete, the battle of Matapan and shore bombardments off the Libyan coast.
Paymaster Lieutenant Phillips was killed when HMS Barham was torpedoed off the Egyptian coast on 25 November 1941. He was 31 years old and left a widow, Felicity, whom he had married in 1940.
Dudley Phillips is commemorated on a bank memorial at Coutts & Co, London 440 Strand.
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