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Riverton is a small town in the Mid North of South Australia, in the Gilbert Valley. It is situated on the Gilbert River, from which the town derives its name. Both the Gilbert Valley and Gilbert River were named after South Australian pioneer, Thomas Gilbert. Riverton was first settled in 1856, as a settlement along the bullock track from the mining town of Burra to the capital city Adelaide. It grew from a plan designed by a James Masters who had established the nearby town of Saddleworth. The streets of Riverton received their names chiefly from James Masters and his friends.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from Riverton

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JEFFERY, Frederick Sampson

Service number 2622
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1891

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GRIFFEN, Oswald Clement

Service number 2863
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

DETMAR, Arthur August Charles

Service number 1257
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1894

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CASTINE, Claude Clement

Service number 60
Lance Corporal
2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 24 Jan 1876

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SMYTHE, Harold

Service number 3760
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 May 1897

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BAILEY, Jean Dorothy

Service number 114710
Aircraftwoman
6 Service Flying Training School
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 10 Jan 1924

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BUTCHER, Reginald George

Service number 4674
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Oct 1892

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KELLY, William Stanley

Service number 6838
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

Memorials

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Riverton Methodist Church Honour Roll WW1

Corner Torrens Rd & Moorhouse Tce
Riverton, Clare and Gilbert Valleys - South Australia, Australia

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Riverton & District High School Roll of Honor WW1

Oxford Terrace
Riverton, Clare and Gilbert Valleys - South Australia, Australia

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Riverton Primary School Memorial Gardens

Swinden Street
Riverton, Clare and Gilbert Valleys - South Australia, Australia

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Riverton War Memorial

Torrens Road
Riverton, Clare and Gilbert Valleys - South Australia, Australia