Private William Edward Riley

Service number 316
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Whittlesea
Death Date 1915-05-08
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Also known as Edwin Hayes, Edwin Hayes
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private William Edward Riley (316, 6th Battalion) was born in Whittlesea, Victoria, on 21 May 1898. He enlisted in August 1914 under the alias of Edwin Hayes. William was killed in action on 8 May 1915 during the second battle of Krithia on the Gallipoli Peninsula, two weeks before his 17th birthday. William is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.



Date of enlistment 17 August 1914
Date of embarkation 19 October 1914
Date of death 08 May 1915
Date of fate 08 May 1915