Private Cornelius McPhillips, 3rd Royal Scots, was born in Queensferry in 1876. A career soldier he first enlisted in 1895 and served during the Boer War. He died of pneumonia in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 2nd December 1916, aged 41. Having received serious wounds in 1915 in France, he was discharged from the army in January 1916 as no longer fit for war service. His place of burial is unknown.
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