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Frederick William VIANT

Regimental number2431
Place of birthBowden, South Australia
SchoolFremantle State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPicture operator
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice E Viant, 22 Burt Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military service86th Infantry; Served in the Cadets.
Enlistment date14 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death17
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 11), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: James and Alice Ethel VIANT. Native of Bowden, Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsUncle: 3357 Pte Harold DORE, 48th Bn, killed in action, 28 March 1918; Cousin: 3045 Pte William BOOKER, killed in action, 3-6 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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