Philip enlisted on 15 May 1941 and posted to Australian Army Service Corps (AASC) Training Depot, he was posted to AASC Section Sparrow on 29 Jul 1941 and appointed Lance Corporal on 6 Oct 1941. he embarked for Timor on 8 Dec 1941 and Promoted Acting Corporal on 13 Feb 1942. He joined the unit on Timor as a Corporal from AASC, after the fall of Koepang, approx March 1942.
After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942.
He transferred to AASC training Depot as an Instructor on 30 Mar 1943 and then to 160th Australian General Transport Company on 14 Sept 1943. He was discharged on 27 Sept 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps