Studio portrait of 1864 Private (Pte) William John Ivett, 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment. A ...

Units
Accession Number P09291.263
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 1864 Private (Pte) William John Ivett, 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment. A farmer from Wilkawatt, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 13th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 11 January 1916 aboard HMAT Borda for Suez. In May 1916 he was transferred to Australian Artillery Details and relocated to England where he joined the 8th Training Battalion before being transferred to the 32nd Battalion in France in mid-November 1916. After four weeks in action he was evacuated to hospital in England due to anaemia and was then transferred to the 70th Battalion in southern England. Pte Ivett remained in England until late October 1917 when he was transferred back to the 32nd Battalion and proceeded to France. In late December 1917 he was again evacuated to England due to illness. His health deteriorated during the next six months and he was then transferred to Machine Gun Details in Longbridge Deverill. Pte Ivett was finally diagnosed with tuberculosis, died of this disease in No 1 Auxiliary Hospital and is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Harefield. He was aged 30 years. His younger brother, 1932 Pte Albert Victor Ivett was serving with the Machine Gun Training Depot and attended the funeral.