Sapper Philip Figg

Philip Figg was the son of John and Esther Figg, and was born in 1882 in Walliswood. The family moved to Ockley in about 1900. Philip worked as a platelayer on the railway. In December 1915, at the age of 33, he enlisted into the Royal Engineers as a Sapper in the Railway Troops Depot. In the autumn of 1916, he started training as a Pioneer but became ill with a neurological illness and died in a military hospital in St Albans.

Born                            Walliswood
Lived                           Ockley

Son of                         John and Esther Figg

Regiment                    Railway Troops Depot. Royal Engineers.
Number                       369845

Date of Death              20th November 1916
Place of Death             St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Cause of Death            Died of illness

Age                              34

Cemetery                      St John’s Churchyard. Ockley.

For more information on Philip Figg, please e mail the secretary@friendsofstmargarets.org.uk