Valentine Raymond MOTTERSHEAD

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MOTTERSHEAD, Valentine Raymond

Service Numbers: V4342, V20000, 129656
Enlisted: 12 July 1940, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: RAAF Point Cook
Born: Kew, Victoria, Australia, 10 August 1921
Home Town: Thornbury, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Machine operator (twine spinning)
Died: Died of Illness, RAAF Station Point Cook, Victoria, Australia, 6 September 1945, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ref. Plot 2 TA 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, SN V4342, Royal Park, Victoria
17 Oct 1940: Discharged Private, SN V4342
8 Oct 1941: Enlisted Private, SN V20000, Royal Park, Victoria
13 Feb 1943: Discharged Private, SN V20000, 29th Garrison Battalion
18 May 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 129656, Melbourne, Victoria
19 May 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 129656
6 Sep 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 129656, RAAF Point Cook

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Biography

Valentine Raymond MOTTERSHEAD was born on 10th August, 1921 in Kew, Victoria

His parents were William Mark MOTTERSHEAD & Nancy Crawford QUARRELL

He first enlisted on 12th July, 1940 at Royal Park with the Australian Army (Service no. 4342) and was discharged on 17th October, 1940 - Training Camp Geelong

Next he re-enlisted on 8th October 1941 at Royal Park with the Army (Service No. V20000 - he was discharged 13th February, 1943 - Private with the 29th Battalion

Later he enlisted in the Australian Aif Force on 18th May, 1943 (Service no. 129656)  Leading Aircraftman

Valentine married Veronica Lorraine SALTER on 26th November, 1942 in Thornbury Methoidst Church.

He died on 6th September, 1945 of illness at the RAAF station, Point Cook, Melbourne - he is buried in Springvale War Cemetery and also listed on the Australian War memorial and the Roll of Honour in Northcote, Victoria

 

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