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A/S/Sjt. John Henry Philo
British Army Royal Army Medical Corps 70th Field Ambulance
John Philo was born 1879 in Camberwell. He joined the 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment (Militia) and then in 1902 joined the Border Regiment as a Lance Corporal and served in Burma. In 1905 he transferred to the reserves and then in 1909 transferred to the RAMC reserves. On the 13th July 1914 he was discharged from the reserves, but was Called up on 1st September 1914. He married in 1915.
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