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Cornelius GEILVOET

Regimental number640
Place of birthDignams Creek, New South Wales
SchoolDignams Creek Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEden, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 11"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Geilvoet, 5 Albert Square, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 24 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot A, Row II, Grave No. 3), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Katherine GEILVOET
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action (date not recorded); transferred to Malta.

Died of wounds (compound fracture of skull), 24 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GEILVOET Cornelius

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