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John George Phillips
Birth: Apr. 11, 1887
Surrey, England
Death: Apr. 15, 1912
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Disaster Victim. The "RMS Titanic"'s first radio operator, he was first educated at Farncombe school and then the old Grammar School in Godalming Town. He moved from there to his first position in his working life at the Post Office. He progressed to Chief Marconi Officer on the "Titanic". The night the ship sank, Phillips stayed at his post sending out the signal CQD. At the suggestion of the Captain he switched to the new code of SOS which had been agreed at an International Convention so that at 12.45 am that call went out for the first time, making maritime history. Phillips went down with the Titanic a few days after his 25th birthday, and his body was never recovered. There is a memorial tablet to his memory in Farncombe Church where he sang in the choir. (bio by: MC) 
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
 
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Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Oct 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9698692
John George Phillips
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John George Phillips
Added by: MC
 
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