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Regimental number294
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolBonaventrure's Grammar School, Forest Lodge, London, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCowell, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.8
Height5' 5.75"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Rivett, Torrens Avenue, Lockleys, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of wounds 21 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot XI, Row L, Grave No. 12A), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Marian RIVETT, Goodwood Road, Springbank, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Forest Gate, London
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3114 Pte Lawrence Oswald RIVETT, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 3 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RIVETT James

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