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There are several entries of a Thomas (Thos.) Phillipson (1868 - 1905) in the index to railway workers employment records. These are available through Ancestry.com. They may be worth looking at. In particular there is a thought in the family that he may have been killed in a an accident on the railway, which could explain his early death at the age of 36. perhaps get his death certificate before going any further.