Topic: AIF - 1B - 3 LHR
3rd LHR, AIF
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment
Embarkation Roll, 29th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group
HMAT A73 Commonwealth
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 29th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth 2 November 1917.
The HMAT A73 Commonwealth weighed 6,616 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 23 June 1917.
The ensuing individual soldier's embarkation information contains the following details:
Rank on embarkation;
Full name of the soldier
Declared age of the soldier;
The last occupation held;
The last address as a civilian;
Enlistment Date; and,
3416 Private Stanley HUNTER, a 21 year old Labourer from Prospect, South Australia. He enlisted on 24 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
3419 Private Harold Rolston McINTOSH, a 19 year old Labourer from Mt Gambier, South Australia. He enlisted on 29 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
3425 Private Herbert PAUL, a 23 year old Engineer from Stepney, South Australia. He enlisted on 26 April 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 28 December 1917.
3423 Private Cecil Roy PURKIS, an 18 year old Draper from Mile End, South Australia. He enlisted on 14 August 1917; and subsequently Died of Disease, 15 February 1919.
Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Steve Becker who provided much of the raw material that appears in this item.
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Citation: 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, 29th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group