William Henry Trivett

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Trivett
Mother's Name: 
Caroline Trivett (nee Clare)
Father's Name: 
William H Trivett
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, February 27, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
19th Reinforcements
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, October 20, 1917
Place of Death: 
Passchendaele Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

William Trivett (Service No 6111) was born in Tarrawanna, NSW, in 1890 and was an enthusiastic member of the Tarrawarra Soccer Club. He was a single 25 year old blacksmith who enlisted in Bathurst. He embarked on HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22nd August 1916 with 19th Reinforcements 13th Battalion with his brother Albert.

The brothers appear to have served together, even going to hospital with trench foot on the same day. William recovered and returned to his unit on 30th September 1917. While fighting at Passchendaele on 20th October 1917 he was buried by an exploding shell and killed. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres Belgium.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TRIVETT WILLIAM HENRY

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