Topic: AIF - 2B - 6 LHR
6th LHR, AIF
6th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcement Orsova Group
6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 15th Reinforcement Orsova Group, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A67 Orsova 11 March 1916.
The HMAT A67 Orsova weighed 12,036 tons with an average cruise speed of 18 knots or 33.33 kmph. It was owned by the Orient SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 28 February 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,
Finding more about a service person.
2246 Private Charles Saunders DICKER, a 38 year old Wool classer from Homebush, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 November 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 22 November 1918.
2247 Private William ELLIS, a 25 year old Engineer / rigger assistant from Annandale, New South Wales / Stanmore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 November 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 April 1919.
2245 Private George Alfred WEEKS, an 18 year old Labourer from Moss Vale, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 September 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 July 1919.
2241 Private Harry Noel WILSON, a 19 year old Drover from Coonamble, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 December 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 4 August 1916.
2240 Private William Howie WOODS, a 21 year old Coach driver from Macksville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 18 September 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.
2244 Private George Harry WOOLVEN, a 25 year old Groom from Darlinghurst, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 November 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.
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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:Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcement Orsova Group