Drum-Major G T Philip

This was published in the Navy and Army Illustrated on 22 Jan 1897. The caption was headed 'The Queen's Senior State Drummer:-Drum-Major G T Philip, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.' He was born in 1862 the son of a Sergeant-Major of the Scots Guards. He joined that regiment at the age of eleven and served in it until 1885 when he was transferred as Drum-Major to the Grenadiers. He was also the light-weight boxing champion in the army while his brother, also in the 1st Battalion Corps of Drums, was feather-weight champion. Four more of his brothers served in the army.

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