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 History of Jack
Jack joined the Marconi Company in March 1906, he attended their Wireless and Telegraphy training school at Seaforth Barracks, Liverpool.

For a period of two years he served onboard the White Star liners Campania, Lusitania, Oceanic & Mauretania.

In 1908, Jack was transferred to the Marconi transatlantic station at Clifden on the Irish coast

where he worked transmitting and receiving messages from the Marconi station at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
Jack left Clifden in 1911, to take up a post onboard the liner Adriatic.

In March 1912 he was sent to Belfast, to take up the post of Chief wireless telegraphist onboard the new Titanic.

The Titanic leaving dock in Belfast.
An example of a Marconi wireless operators room aboard ship.
Jack was one of two Marconi wireless operators assigned to the Titanic, the other was Harold Bride.
Harold Bride
Both Jack and Harold Bride worked for Marconi, the wireless equipment manufacturer, but where actually paid by the White Star Line.

Jack and Harold were responsible for installing the new wireless equipment onboard the Titanic.

Although Jacks body was never recovered, there is a memorial head stone in the family grave at Godalming Old Cemetery.
Both Jack and Harold Bride remained at their post until minutes before the Titanic sank.

Harold Bride survived the sinking of the Titanic, Jack was not so fortunate, he perished, aged 25 and one day, he would have had his last birthday aboard the Titanic!

The official report on the death of Jack Phillips is that he died of  hypothermia on the 15th of April, 1912.
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