The 1921 publication 'Handbook to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire' by A. Winton Thorpe included the following entry:-
"Phillips, Henry Percy, O.B.E., b. 26 July 1869; s. of Edwin Phillips, of Machen, Mon.; m. Lucy Edith, d. of John Pritchard, of Beaumaris. Educ. Private School, and Commercial Coll., Neuchatel, Switzerland. Colliery Shipping Agent (played half-back under the Rugby code for Newport, Mon., 1889-93, and for Wales, 1891-93). War Work: Hon. Sec. for Belgian Refugee Committee at Newport and Monmouthshire (for which he was made "an Officer of the Order of the Crown" by the King of the Belgians); voluntary munition worker making Shells; voluntary work in Recruiting Office; Member of the Port Labour Committee for organising Dock Work during the War; Member of the Committee for the arrangement of Export of Coal to France and Italy during the War. Address: Rosenlaut, 19, Fields Park Road, Newport, Mon. Club: Monmouthshire. (01758)"