William Evans VIANT


VIANT, William Evans

Service Numbers: 1406, 1406A
Enlisted: 3 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Thebarton, South Australia, Australia, 18 November 1895
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Thebarton Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 2 May 1915, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

3 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1406, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1406, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
2 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1406A, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
Date unknown: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Cousins: 2429 Pte. Thomas SADLER (/explore/people/205964), 27th Bn, killed in action, 3 June 1916; and 2431 Pte. Frederick William VIANT (/explore/people/273885), 44th Bn, died of wounds, 3 June 1917.


News has just been received of the death of Private William E. Viant, 2nd Reinforcements, 16th Battalion, who was killed in action on May 2, 1915, at Anzac. He was the eldest son of Private W. E. and Mrs. Viant, of Bean's-road, Henley Park. His father is attached to the Army Medical Corps, stationed at No. 16 Auxiliary Hospital, North Adelaide. Private W. E. Viant enlisted on his 19th birthday. He was of a cheerful disposition, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 20 May 1916 (nla.gov.au)