George Valentine VELPMAN

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VELPMAN, George Valentine

Service Number: 1734
Enlisted: 19 June 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fremantle, Western Australia, 1898
Home Town: Boulder, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cook
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 February 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: 10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial WA, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

19 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1734, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
13 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1734, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1734, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Themistocles, Fremantle
22 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 16th Infantry Battalion
6 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1734, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Valentine VELTMAN was born in Fremantle, Western Australia in 1898

His parents were Antonias Geerardus VELTMAN & Florence May Letitia BARKER who married in 1889 in Perth, Western Australia

His brother Thomas VELTMAN (SN 1882) also served in WW1 & died of wounds on 9th June, 1917 - he was awarded a Military Medal