Donovan Henry Roy VIVEASH

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VIVEASH, Donovan Henry Roy

Service Number: 1350
Enlisted: 20 July 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Katrine, Western Australia, 1890
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Guildford Grammar School
Occupation: Farrier
Died: Died of wounds, Palestine, 28 September 1918
Cemetery: Haifa War Cemetery
Plot A94
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Guildford Grammar School War Memorial, Northam Fallen, Northam Memorial Hospital
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1350, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
13 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1350, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1350, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Themistocles, Fremantle
28 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 1350, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Megiddo - Syria 1918

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Biography

On 27 September 1918 - Trooper Zebulun Green was part of the advance patrol that forced the ford over Jordan above Jisr Benat Yakab.  In the face of heavy machine gun fire Trooper Viveash was mortally wounded in this battle, at which time Trooper Green utterly disregarding his own personal safety, carried Trooper Viveash to cover under heavy machine gun fire, rendered first aid and then returned to his task.  

DH Viveash received Gun Shot Wounds to his stomach and right arm. He was transferred to the 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance the next day, where he passed away from his wounds.

He was initially buried at Jemimi, 50 yards west of the main road, near old winery, with Rev A S Houston officiating.

On 26 March 1920 his family were advised that his body had been exhumed and reinterred in the Haifa Military Cemetery, Palestine Plot A 94.  

Written on his headstone is: "Now upon the farther shore, the hero is at rest"

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