Cornelius (Con) GEILVOET


GEILVOET, Cornelius

Service Number: 640
Enlisted: 9 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Bermagui, New South Wales, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Walgett, Walgett, New South Wales
Schooling: Dinghams Creek Public School
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli), Malta, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot A, Row II, Grave 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Dignam's Creek Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 640, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 640, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Boorara, Sydney
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 640, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Cemetery  details: Pieta Military Cemetery, Tal-Pieta, Malta


Private Con. Geilvoet, who died of wounds, was a son of Mr. William Geilvoet, for many years a resident of Dignam's Creek, near Bermagui." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 29 Jun 1915 (

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Cornelius was born in Bermagui, NSW in 1889 

His parents were William GEILVOET and Catherine BENHAM