Memorials to Jack Phillips

Memorials to Jack Phillips

Phillips, John George (Jack). Chief Wireless Operator. Has perhaps the largest Titanic memorial, namely 'The Phillips Memorial Cloister', by the River Wey, covering some three acres, at Godalming, Surrey. Inscribed on the memorial stone is: 'The Cloister is built in memory of John George Phillips a native of this town Chief Wireless Telegraphist of the ill-fated S.S. Titanic. He died at his post when the vessel foundered in mid Atlantic on the 15th Day of April 1912'. Also inscribed on a stone by the drinking fountain is:

'The Postal Clerks Association Provided This Fountain and Contributed towards the Erection Of This Memorial'

also named on large memorial stone in the family grave at Godalming Old Cemetery, Deanery Road., Farncombe, Surrey.
also has a fine brass plaque in the north aisle, of St John the Evangelist Church in Farncombe, Surrey.

also the Godalming Post Office, Surrey, had a memorial copper plaque made showing a portrait of Jack surrounded by a wreath featuring the initials J.G.P. Whereabouts not known at present.
also in Madrid, Spain, Post Office there is a memorial painting/photograph of Jack.

also a large painting presented to the Borough by Godalming Grammar School, Surrey, in 1913. This painting is now held by the Town Clerk's office at Godalming, Surrey and can be viewed by contacting the Town Clerk.

also Godalming Museum, Godalming, Surrey, has a permanent exhibition in memory of John (Jack) Phillips.

also named on a fine memorial (Wireless Operators) at Battery Park, New York.

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