DINEEN, George Henry
(Service number 55449)

Aliases Joe
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 22 February 1877 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date 3 May 1917 Age 40 years 2 months
Address at Enlistment Turnbull Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience Volunteers - left Force
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Henry DINEEN (mother), Turnbull Street, Timaru; later No 16 Bank Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 7 inches. Weight 139 lbs. Chest measurement 34-37 inches. Complexion sallow. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids. Vaccinated (right arm). Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Tattoo mark left forearm. Class A.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 28th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 26 July 1917
Transport Ulimaro
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 25 April 1919 Reason In consequence of being no longer physically fit for War Service (Hallus Valgus R).

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 14 September 1948 Age 70 years
Place of Death Public Hospital, Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 15 September 1948
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 49, Plot 538
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Henry Dineen was the eldest son of Henry and Elizabeth (née Gooch) Dineen.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 April 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5537 0034066) [17 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department ogf Internal Affairs) [09 April 2017]; Timaru Herald, September 1948 (Timaru District Library) [2004]

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