Warrant Officer Class III David Maxwell Phillips was a Platoon Sergeant Major in the Royal Irish Fusiliers during World War Two. Born on 30th November 1908, he was the son of Joseph Phillips and Ann Jane Phillips (née Hamilton) of 7 Douglas Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim. He was the husband of Ruth Gladys Phillips (née Caulfield).
David and Ruth married on 20th August 1932 and had a son named Samuel Joseph Phillips, born on 14th September 1933. Samuel Joseph died in infancy on 21st October 1933.
Warrant Officer Phillips enlisted in the Royal Irish Fusiliers in January 1928. He died on 2nd June 1940 at St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford, Yorkshire, England soon after returning from Dunkirk, France.
David Maxwell Phillips’ grave is in Section E2, Grave 55 of Dundonald Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.