Philip Edward Tom Galton1

#188, (31 May 1914-15 February 1945)
Father*Tom Galton b. 12 Jun 1875, d. 4 Feb 1948
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Smith b. 2 Feb 1875, d. 8 Aug 1936
ChartsThe Galtons of Poole
The Davis' of Christchurch
The Gatrells from Christchurch
The Smiths of the Deepings
The Bettles of the Deepings
Birth*31 MAY 1914 Philip Edward Tom Galton was born on 31 MAY 1914 at Poole, Dorset, England.2,3 
Marriage*APR 1939 He married Eileen T Best in APR 1939 at Swindon, Wiltshire, England.4 
Death*15 FEB 1945 Philip Edward Tom Galton died on 15 FEB 1945 at Germany aged 30 killed in action.5 
Burial*1945 He was buried in 1945 at Reichswald Forest War Cemetary, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.6 
(Witness) Residence10 JUN 1918 He lived with Elizabeth Ann Smith and Tom Galton at 142 High Street, Poole, Dorset, England, together with Emma Smith, Edith Elsie Galton and Hattie Galton.7 
(Witness) Residence1925 Philip Edward Tom Galton lived with Tom Galton and Elizabeth Ann Smith at EDHAPHIL, 32 Serpentine Road, Poole, Dorset, England, together with Hattie Galton and Edith Elsie Galton.8 
Employment*1930 Philip Edward Tom Galton was employed as Compositor after apprenticeship to a Bournemouth printing firm at Poole, Dorset.8,9 
(Witness) Residence5 DEC 1930 He lived with Tom Galton and Elizabeth Ann Smith at Poole, Dorset, together with Edith Elsie Galton.10 
Note*1935 Philip Edward Tom Galton was a member of the Poole Town Band, played brass instruments. in 1935 at Poole, Dorset, England.8 
Residence29 SEP 1939 He and Eileen T Best lived at 5 Avon Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, England.11 
Milit-Beg*1939 Philip Edward Tom Galton began military service in 1939, Military Police.8 
Occupation*1940 The occupation of Philip Edward Tom Galton was 'Typesetter; Wiltshire Gazette.12
Residence*1940 He and Eileen T Best lived at 410 Ringwood Road, Parkstone, Dorset, England.13 
Milit-End*15 FEB 1945 Philip Edward Tom Galton ended military service on 15 FEB 1945.5 
Last Edited18 May 2018


  1. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Poole, Dorset, Jul-Sep 1914, vol 5a 436, mother Smith.
  2. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Poole, Dorset, Jul-Dep 1914, vol 5a 436.
  3. [S2] Book inscriptions, Bible of Ann Todd, Market Deeping, 1882; birth dates; at 12 noon, Whit Sunday.
  4. [S69] England & Wales Marriages 1538-1940, marriage, Philip ET Galton & Eileen T Best; Swindon, Wilts., Apr-Jun 1939, vol 5a 130.
  5. [S50] Official communication, UK Army Roll of Honour. 5575814 Private Philip Galton, 15 Feb 1945, Hampshire Regiment.
  6. [S50] Official communication, Official notification of burial site.
  7. [S2] Book inscriptions, from a Visitors Declaration Form, B.M. 24, Ministry of Food by E Smith, to household of E Galton, 142 High Street, Poole. 10 Jun 1918 and other ration books of the time.
  8. [S2] Book inscriptions, from 'Notes on the Galton Tree by FWJ, 1985.
  9. [S124] 1939 census, Printer's Jobbing Compositor.
  10. [S1] Copies of B, M, & D Certificates, Marriage Certificate of Edith E Galton.
  11. [S124] 1939 census, wife hidden.
  12. [S66] Obit., from Wiltshire Gazette, 1945.
  13. [S66] Obit., in obituary from Wiltshire Gazette, 1945.
@ Michael Jefferies, 2016