Phillip Joseph DINEEN

Regimental number3509
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address147 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Dineen, 147 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at framerville on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1916

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an advance of 5.000 yards in the attack at FRAMERVILLE near AMIENS on the 9th August, 1918, he displayed great coolness throughout, especially when under heavy enemy machine gun fire. Later he showed great courage in rescuing 4 men from a dug-out that had been destroyed by enemy fire, and which continued to receive attention from the enemy whilst he was employed in the work of rescue. Again in a further advance he carried out valuable reconnaissance work under fire, showing marked courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal