Mr George Phillips was born in Hampshire, England around 1885.1 Details about his life and background are largely unknown.2
When he signed on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912 Phillips gave his local address as 5 Grove Street, Southampton; as per the 1911 census, this was the home of a Mr and Mrs William Ricketts. His previous ship had been the Olympic and as a greaser he earned £6 per month.
George Phillips died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
A memorial notice was placed in the Southern Evening Echo on 16 April 1917:
PHILLIPS--In loving remembrance of my dear brother George Phillips, aged 32 years. From his loving brother Bob.