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Gabriel Louis Vienet

Gabriel Louis Vienet

Male 1892 - 1915  (23 years)


  • Name Gabriel Louis Vienet  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Lou" 
    Birth 07 Jul 1892  Mount Moriac, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    Occupation Dec 1905  Farm employee  [1
    • aged 13, earning 2s 6d a week. [1]
    Occupation - 1915  Farmer  [2
    Military Service Jul 1915 - Nov 1915  Gunner, Divisional Ammunition Column, 2nd Div AIF  [2
    • Enlisted at Geelong 15 Jul 1915; died at Albany after landing from the HMAT A39 "Port Macquarie" en route to the front.
    • Regtl. No: 9096 | Name: Vienet, Gabriel Louis | Rank: Driver [s/be Gunner?] | Age: 23 | Trade or Calling: Farmer | Address: Ceres P.O., Victoria | Next of Kin: Mrs. E. Bonney, mother, Ceres P.O., Victoria | Religion: C. of E. | Date of joining: 15.7.15 | Pay, per diem | Before Embarkation: 6s 0d | After Embarkation: Daily Rate: 6s 0d; Allotment in Australia: 4s 0d; Net: 2s 0d | Deferred Pay, only Issuable on Completion of Service with Expeditionary Force: 1s 0d. [Australian Imperial Force - Nominal Roll - 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column]
    Gabriel Louis Vienet (1892-1915)
    Gabriel Louis Vienet (1892-1915)
    Death 24 Nov 1915  Albany, WA Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Died whilst on active service  [2
    • Died Thu 25 Nov 1915 per medical certificate of cause of death and per report of funeral; Wed 24 Nov 1915 in most other sources.
    • Died of pneumonia and measles; already in hospital with measles at Bendigo in Sep 1915, discharged after 4 days.
    • On 24th November [Wed 24/11/1915], at Albany, of measles and pneumonia, Gunner G. L. Vienet, the dearly beloved eldest son of Mrs. F. Bonney, Ceres, and the late C. E. Vienet, of Waurn Ponds; aged 23 years; brother of Edward and Harry (now at front), also Mrs A. Brackman, Bertha, Eileen, Alex, Lizzie, Emma, Ethel, and Alex; also nephew of Mrs. W. Appleton, of Waurn Ponds. Beloved by All. [Geelong Advertiser, 01 Dec 1915]
    Gabriel Louis Vienet (1892-1915)
    Gabriel Louis Vienet (1892-1915)
    Medical certificate of the cause of death
    Burial 25 Nov 1915  Church of England Cemetery, Albany, WA Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • Death of Private Vienet. A transport called at Albany for the purpose of landing two sick men. Both were taken to the Forts and one of them, Private G. L. Vienet, of the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, died on Thursday morning [Thu 25/11/1915] , the cause being pneumonia. Deceased was only 23 years of age, and came from Ceres. The funeral took place in the afternoon, the remains being accorded full military honours. The hearse, bearing the coffin covered with the Union Jack, was met at the post-office by the members of the different branches of the military service, who, headed by the Albany Band, playing the "Dead March", marched to the cemetery. The order of the procession was as follows:-- Firing party, drawn from the Naval Reserve, under C.P.O Beardon; Albany Band; hearse, bearing coffin; strong detachment of wounded soldiers under Staff-Sergeant Cooper; military cadets; R.A.A.; naval cadets, and a file from H.M.A.S. Cerberus. The parade was under Lieut. Jones, R.A.A. Large crowds lined the streets, while at the cemetery the public attended in great numbers. The usual volley was fired, and the "Last Post" played by Bugler Pilgrim, from the Rocks. [Geelong Advertiser, 16 Dec 1915]
    • photo from his grand-nephew Graeme Vienet and further details at findagrave.com website accessed 27 Oct 2013
    Event 25 Nov 1916  Memorial Notice  [4
    Gabriel Louis Vienet (1892-1915)
    Gabriel Louis Vienet (1892-1915)
    Memorial Notices from his family and friends on the first anniversary of his death
    Notes 
    • height 5' 4"; weight 10st 10lb; chest 35"; complexion dark; eyes brown; hair black; scar RH ring finger; religious denomination C of E. [Army Service Record]
    Person ID I5263  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 19 May 2014 

    Father Charles Edouard Vienet,   b. 04 May 1866, Concise, Vaud, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1905, Waurn Ponds, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Georgina Ryniker,   b. 18 Jun 1868, Batesford, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1923, Geelong Hospital, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Marriage 09 Jun 1886  Riddells Creek, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • Married by Rev. John Meek, Wesleyan Minister, with the written consent of the guardian of the bridegroom [age 20] and the father of the bride [age 17, stated as 18].
    Charles Edward Vienet & Elizabeth Georgina Ryniker
    Charles Edward Vienet & Elizabeth Georgina Ryniker
    Marriage schedule
    Documents
    Vienet children
    Vienet children
    Application for admission to Geelong Protestant Orphan Asylum
    Histories
    Vienet family
    Vienet family
    Distressing circumstances after Charles Vienet's death 19 Sep 1905
    Geelong Protestant Orphanage
    Geelong Protestant Orphanage
    Picnics & Prizegivings, 1906-1915
    Family ID F1003  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 07 Jul 1892 - Mount Moriac, VIC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Died whilst on active service - 24 Nov 1915 - Albany, WA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S07] Other Sources, Admission Application, 07 Dec 1905.
      Geelong Protestant Orphan Asylum

    2. [S37] Army Lists & Records, service file.
      National Archives of Australia

    3. [S49] Australia & NZ BMD Indexes, birth reg Mount Moriac, 1892.
      parents Chas Edwd Vienet & Elizth Gina Ryniker

    4. [S11] Newspaper, Geelong Advertiser, 25 Nov 1916.

    5. [S36] Marriage Certificate, 09 Jun 1886.
      Charles Edward Vienet, 20, vinedreser, & Elizabeth Georgina Ryniker, 18, domestic servant

    6. [S22] IGI / BVRI, LDS member post 1991.

    7. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Alison Williams.
      ancestry.com forum posting 28 Jul 2009

    8. [S03] Family Members, KTGA.

    9. [S03] Family Members, GV.