The tree in honour of Herbert Balderson PHILLIPS a local teacher from Booroopki and Morea was planted by Mr M F MORRIS.
West Wimmera Mail, September 19, 1919
WELCOME HOME AT MINIMAY
As announced in our last issue a public welcome was accorded Private P.J.
CARRACHER at Minimay on Friday evening, 29th ult., when there was a large
attendance. On the platform with the chairman (Mr E. CROSS) were the guest
and his parents, and several other returned soldiers, namely, Messrs. W.
O'CALLAGHAN, F.L. HAWKINS, D. NEILL, Jas. NEILL, J. McCARTHY, W. MITCHELL,
and C. CRABTREE, and Gunner E.C. CARRACHER, Sergeant T. DEVLIN,
(Strathkellar), Corporal F. DUFFY (Melbourne), and Corporal H.B. PHILIPS
(Stawell). A most enjoyable program consisted of the National Anthem, the
Soldiers' verse, and Home Sweet Home, by the company, followed by speeches
of eulogy and welcome by the chairman and Messrs. Robert WILLIS, Robert
McLAUGHLIN, J. WATT, Reuben WILLIS, and P.J. LAVERY, interspersed with
well-rendered local items by Miss A. WILLIS, A. CARRACHER, and G. WILLIS,
and Mr W. O'CALLAGHAN.
The chairman then presented Private CARRACHER with a suitably inscribed gold
medal, on behalf of the residents, and "For they are jolly good fellows" was
sung by the company.
The guest suitably responded, thanking the people for their kind welcome and
presentation. A vote of thanks to the Chairman concluded the social. The
hall was then cleared for dancing, which was kept up for some hours, good
music being supplied by local talent, and Messrs. E. CROSS and M. LANCASTER
acting as M.C's. A splendid supper was provided by the ladies.
A very pleasant evening was spent by a number of residents at the Morea
school on Wednesday evening, 3rd inst., the occasion being a welcome home to
Corporal H.B. PHILIPS, who, prior to enlisting for active service over three
years ago, was head teacher at Morea and Booroopki State schools. The
evening was principally devoted to dancing, during an interval in which Mr
A. SCHINCKEL, in a well chosen speech spoke of the great esteem in which
Corporal PHILIPS was held by all, and more particularly by the children, who
always regarded him as a friend. They were all pleased to know that he was
again taking up teaching, and that he had gained promotion, which they knew
was well deserved.
Corporal PHILIPS feelingly responded, thanking the people for the pleasant
little function they had arranged in his honour, and which he had not
anticipated. He was pleased to see his old friends and the children, with
whom he had spent four and a half years. He thanked the children for the
numerous letters they had written him while on active service, which were a
great help in cheering one up after a strenuous term in the line. "For he's
a jolly good fellow" by the company was then sung, and dancing was resumed.
The ladies of Morea and Booroopki provided a very appetising supper. Music
was supplied by Messrs. F. SCHUMANN, H. STEHN, M. LANCASTER, and A.F.
CARRACHER, and the duties of M.C. were well carried out by Mr M. LANCASTER,
assisted by Mr H. CUMING.
Herbert Balderson PHILLIPS appears to be a member of the following family group:
Robert Balderson PHILLIPS & Alice Rosetta ANDREWS
The family of Robert Balderson PHILLIPS & Alice Rosetta ANDREWS appears to be:
- Josephine PHILLIPS, b. 1874 Stawell, Vic
- John Henry PHILLIPS, b. 1876 Stawell, Vic
- William James PHILLIPS, b. 1878 Stawell, Vic
- Alice Jane PHILLIPS, b. 1880 Stawell, Vic
- Robert Hugh PHILLIPS, b. 1882 Stawell, Vic
- Miriam PHILLIPS, b. 1884 Stawell, Vic
- Sarah PHILLIPS, b. 1886 Stawell, Vic
- Walter Murray PHILLIPS, b. 1888 Stawell, Vic
- Annie Margaret PHILLIPS, b. 1891 Stawell, Vic
- Herbert Balderson PHILLIPS, b. 1893 Stawell, Vic d. 1940 Fern Tree Gully Vic [Cpl 6563, 7th Battalion AIF]
- Ethel May PHILLIPS, b. 1895 Stawell, Vic