Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Beloved wife of Albert Phillips
died 7th November 1886
'Yes, we miss her oh how sadly
Only wounded hearts can tell
Ours the sorrow hers the glory
Jesus doeth all things well'.
Died November 1921
Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
The Borough Coroner (Mr. W. J. Glenister) held an inquest at 41, Milward-
Richard Jardine, fly proprietor, said his stables were near the deceased's workshop. About seven o'clock on the 15th October Jardine was coming from his stables when he heard groans, and a weak voice said,” I fell down the stairs." Witness tried the workshop door but it would not open. Witness secured assistance and made an entry by a loft. Deceased was discovered lving doubled up against the door at the bottom of the stairs leading to the workshop. He was conscious and was taken home in a taxicab. The stairs were very steep and narrow. Dr. Arthur Ernest Larkin said he had previously attended deceased, who was a weak old man, and it had surprised him that he went to work at all. When witness was called he found deceased in the condition described by a previous witness. Pleurisy had developed, and death was from exhaustion and heart failure following shock. It was an almost hopeless case from the first.
After returning a verdict of " Death from misadventure," the Coroner added that deceased had been one of the most celebrated cricketers in the South of England. He was a magnificent batsman, and he (the Coroner) had many a time seen him knock up his century. Deceased was very well known in Hastings, and was one of the famous Phillips cricketing brothers. In his younger days Mr. Phillips was a fine all-