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Saturday, 6 May 2006
4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, 30th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group
Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 LHR

4th LHR, AIF

4th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Embarkation Roll, 30th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group

 

HMAT A73 Commonwealth

 

4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 30th 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,

Fate.

 

Embarkation Roll

 

3822 Private Charles Herbert BIRKETT-VIPONT, a 21 year old Farmer from Apollo Bay, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 14 March 1919.

3821 Private Norman Gerald BOURCHIER, a 19 year old Station hand from Yarroweyah, Victoria. He enlisted on 30 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.

 

3823 Private Robert Charles CARROL, a 19 year old Labourer from Macorna, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

3850 Private Samuel David CORNFORD, a 29 year old Blacksmith from Yarrawonga, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3886 Private Charles CRAWFORD, a 19 year old Blacksmith from Bairnsdale, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.

 

3849 Private Alfred Alphonsus ELLIS, an 18 year old Driver from Carlton, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

3825 Private Jack Brahyn GERLOFF, a 19 year old Farmer from Ouyen, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3827 Private Joseph GOUDIE, a 20 year old Farmer from Hopetoun, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 September 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3848 Sergeant John GRAY, a 37 year old Labourer from Moonie Ponds, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 September 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

 

3830 Private William James HALL, a 20 year old Farmer from Daysdale, New South Wales. He enlisted on 6 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3829 Private Max HAMMOND, a 19 year old Station hand from Lindisfarne, Tasmania. He enlisted on 8 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

3851 Private William JOHNSON, an 18 year old Farm hand from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3831 Private William JOLLY, a 22 year old Salesman from Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 18 February 1919.

 

3832 Private William Vincent KELLY, a 22 year old Labourer from Iona via Bunyip, Victoria. He enlisted on 9 August 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 November 1918.

3833 Private John Walter KERR, an 18 year old Fitter from Kerang, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

3834 Private Otto LARSEN, a 33 year old Labourer from Piermont, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3835 Private Charles Joseph LENNE, a 26 year old Nurseryman from East Camberwell, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

3838 Private James Alphonsus MAHER, a 20 year old Blacksmith from Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3837 Private Eric MAXWELL, a 21 year old Farmer from Hopetoun, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3843 Private Stanley Francis McCANN, a 26 year old Station hand from Armidale, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 January 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 18 February 1919.

3841 Private Leslie Gerald McCONVILLE, a 24 year old Farmer from Boolite, Victoria. He enlisted on 30 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3839 Private William Robert Sydney McGOWAN, a 21 year old Labourer from Upotipotpon via Benalla, Victoria. He enlisted on 31 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3840 Private Kenneth Meadowbank McLEOD, a 24 year old Driver from Rushworth, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

3854 Acting Corporal Elmore Bruce OAKMAN, a 21 year old Horse trainer from Kyeamba, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3844 Private Thomas Joseph O'ROURKE, a 26 year old Grocer from Ashfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

3908 Private Stanley Edgar PEARCE, a 26 year old Farmer from Clunes, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.

 

3847 Private James Arthur RODGERS, a 20 year old Bank clerk from Yarram, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 June 1919.

 

3856 Private William SHIELDS, a 29 year old Storeman from West Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3857 Private Leonard SKINNS, a 21 year old Farmer from Leongatha, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

3836 Private Frederick TURNER, a 21 year old Labourer from Dubbo, New South Wales. He enlisted on 19 December 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

3859 Private Christopher Norman WARD, a 41 year old Farmer from Port Campbell, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 July 1917; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 30 September 1918.

3860 Private William Arthur Valentine WEDMORE, a 44 year old Steward from St Kilda, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3855 Private Raymond WINTER, a 24 year old Carpenter from Kew, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

3862 Private Walter WYNNE, a 21 year old Farmer from Hopetoun, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

 

Previous: 29th Reinforcement - Kyarra Group

Next: 30th Reinforcement - Nestor Group

 

Sources Used:

National Archives Service File.

Embarkation Roll, AWM8, Class 10, Light Horse.

Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.

Collected Records of Steve Becker.

 

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Steve Becker who provided much of the raw material that appears in this item.

 

Further Reading:

4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour  

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


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