The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Phillimore, Major William George
Phillimore, Major William George, R.A., was born on Nov. 30th, 1851, and, having entered the army, became lieutenant R.A. in Dec. 1871 and captain in July 1881. He was appointed commandant of the local forces in Western Australia, with the local rank of major in July 1886, and major R.A., with local rank of lieut.-colonel, in Sept. 1887. He returned to England in 1890. Major Phillimore is the second son of the late Rev. George Phillimore, J.P., and Harriette Maria, his wife, daughter of William Willoughby Prescott. He married in 1889 Mabel Lee, daughter of Robert George Massie, of Sydney, N.S.W.