William Vivian was married to Mrs Mary Vivian of 118 Lyons Street, North Ballarat, Victoria and an iron moulder when he enlisted with the 5th Field Company Engineers on 9 November 1915 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 24 November 1915 and he returned to Australia on 13 April 1919. Unfortunately, at the time this biography was written no digitised copy of his service record could be located to include additional details, including medals earned. Given his enlistment and return dates it is safe to assume he received the 1914-15 Star, the British War medal and the Victory Medals at a minimum.
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