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Lt Geoffrey Valentin KIA Bougainville 9. 5. 1945
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Researching Geoff Valentin for a social history set in the St George District ( Sydney). Trying to access the service record for Valentin, who was a champion swimmer on cusp of national titled when…Continue

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Elizabeth Allen replied to Dan McAloon's discussion Lt Geoffrey Valentin KIA Bougainville 9. 5. 1945
"Dan,  That is great news - I hope it all goes well Elizabeth"
Nov 4
Dan McAloon replied to Dan McAloon's discussion Lt Geoffrey Valentin KIA Bougainville 9. 5. 1945
"Thank you for your reply. Someone has called me on this today and will be looking in the file. I expect some wonderful things to emerge, or at least a few holes to be filled in. Geoff Valentin's story is of paying the ultimate price, paid on VE…"
Nov 4
Dan McAloon replied to Dan McAloon's discussion Lt Geoffrey Valentin KIA Bougainville 9. 5. 1945
"Thank you Elizabeth. Someone from the National Archives has been in touch, and this is progressing along. Many thanks for these links which I will look at with interest.  "
Nov 4
Sylvia replied to Dan McAloon's discussion Lt Geoffrey Valentin KIA Bougainville 9. 5. 1945
"The NAA has a Personnel Dossiers file for Geoffrey Valentin (NX167542). Access Status is "Open",  but it hasn't been scanned yet. Therefore it seems that there are 3 choices: - Pay to have it scanned (probably abt $36 -…"
Nov 4
Elizabeth Allen replied to Dan McAloon's discussion Lt Geoffrey Valentin KIA Bougainville 9. 5. 1945
"Dan,  You can request his record for a fee via the NAA Record Search His Nominal Roll record on this link http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=A&veteranId=270771 If you need information on his family I could help with…"
Nov 4
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Lt Geoffrey Valentin KIA Bougainville 9. 5. 1945

Researching Geoff Valentin for a social history set in the St George District ( Sydney). Trying to access the service record for Valentin, who was a champion swimmer on cusp of national titled when he was conscripted to CMF ( date not known) and inducted into Western Sydney 55/53 - Valentin was posted to PNG, ( not sure of dates ), repatriated Sydney 1943 ( malaria), returned to Bougainvile, KIA.I am looking for the chronology that informs on his war service - his service records- as he…See More
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