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.
Son of John and Esther Figg
Regiment Railway Troops Depot. Royal Engineers.
Date of Death 20th November 1916
Place of Death St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Cause of Death Died of illness
Cemetery St John’s Churchyard. Ockley.
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