William John IVETT

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IVETT, William John

Service Number: 1864
Enlisted: 20 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Croydon, South Australia, 21 September 1888
Home Town: Wilkawatt, Southern Mallee, South Australia
Schooling: Alberton Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness (tuberculosis), Harefield, England, 9 November 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Harefield (St. Mary) Churchyard
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia), Riverton Methodist Church Honour Roll*
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1864, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1864, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1864, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
9 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1864

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann (nee DENMAN)

"...1864 Private William John Ivett, 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment. A farmer from Wilkawatt, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 13th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 11 January 1916 aboard HMAT Borda for Suez. In May 1916 he was transferred to Australian Artillery Details and relocated to England where he joined the 8th Training Battalion before being transferred to the 32nd Battalion in France in mid-November 1916. After four weeks in action he was evacuated to hospital in England due to anaemia and was then transferred to the 70th Battalion in southern England. Pte Ivett remained in England until late October 1917 when he was transferred back to the 32nd Battalion and proceeded to France. In late December 1917 he was again evacuated to England due to illness. His health deteriorated during the next six months and he was then transferred to Machine Gun Details in Longbridge Deverill. Pte Ivett was finally diagnosed with tuberculosis, died of this disease in No 1 Auxiliary Hospital and is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Harefield. He was aged 30 years. His younger brother, 1932 Pte Albert Victor Ivett was serving with the Machine Gun Training Depot and attended the funeral." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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