George William FLATMAN

FLATMAN, George William

Service Number: 855
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Company
Born: Poplar, Middlesex, England, 1895
Home Town: Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 May 1916
Cemetery: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Kogarah Pictorial Honour Roll No.1
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World War 1 Service

25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 855, 19th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 855, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
6 May 1916: Involvement Private, 855, 5th Machine Gun Company

Great Sydney Central Station Honour Board

George William FLATMAN, (Service Number 855) was born in Poplar, Middlesex, in 1895. He emigrated to Australia with his family as a child. In September 1912 he joined the NSWGR as an apprentice boilermaker at the Eveleigh workshops. In February 1915 he was released from duty to enlist in the AIF at Liverpool.

On 6 May 1916 he was killed in action, and buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois Grenier, 2¼ miles S of Armentières.

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Biography contributed by John Oakes

George William FLATMAN, (Service Number 855) was born in Poplar, Middlesex in 1895,. He emigrated to Australia with his family as a child.  In September 1912 he joined the NSW Government Railways as an apprentice boilermaker at the Eveleigh workshops.  In February 1915 he was released from duty to enlist in the AIF at Liverpool.

He mbarked from Sydney in June 1915.

He was ‘counselled’ for ‘using obscene language on parade’ in Egypt in July.  In August he was sent to Gallipoli and returned to Egypt via Mudros (on the Greek island of Lemnos) in January 1916.  He joined a Machine Gun Company and was sent with it to France in March. 

On 6th May 1916 he was killed in action. He is buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois Grenier, 2¼ miles S of Armentières.

- based on noes for the Great Sydney Central Station Honour Board

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