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Thursday, 9 November 2006
6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, 27th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 2B - 6 LHR

6th LHR, AIF

6th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Embarkation Roll, 27th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A15 Port Sydney

 

6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 27th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney 9 May 1917.

The HMAT A15 Star of England, later renamed Port Sydney, weighed 9,136 tons with an average cruise speed of 13.5 knots or 25.00 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 22 September 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.

 

Finding more about a service person.

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Embarkation Roll

 

3289 Private Joseph CHAMBERLAIN, a 20 year old Horse driver from Leichhardt, New South Wales. He enlisted on 12 March 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

3320 Private William Arthur COLEMAN, an 18 year old Clerk from Auburn, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 March 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 19 May 1918.

3290 Private William COUTTIE, a 23 year old Clerk from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 20 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

 

3291 Private John James GILMOUR, a 31 year old Driver from Katoomba, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 January 1919.

3286 Sergeant Campbell Robertson GORRIE, a 22 year old Soldier from Lindfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 16 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 May 1919.

 

3294 Private Albert Edgar HARDGRAVE, a 21 year old Farmer from Pound Hill Lismore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 March 1919.

3293 Private William Wallace HARPER, a 19 year old Clerk from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

3292 Private Cyril Bernard HIGGINS, an 18 year old Jockey from West Maitland, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

3295 Private Birkett HUDDLESTON, a 24 year old Plantation Overseer from CSR Lautoka, Fiji. He enlisted on 22 February 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.

 

3296 Private Arthur Herbert IRWIN, a 19 year old Barman from Mungindi, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 August 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

 

3298 Private William Walter KENSELL, a 44 year old Station hand from Rabey Station, Warren, New South Wales. He enlisted on 7 February 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.

 

3303 Private James Cuthbert MacKAY, a 35 year old Labourer from Emu Hill via Inverell, New South Wales. He enlisted on 20 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

3302 Private Walter McALLISTER, a 21 year old Clerk from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

3297 Private Robert Arthur McELHINNEYaka Robert Arthur JACKSON, a 19 year old Driver from Wentworth Falls, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

3300 Private Edward McMAHON, a 29 year old Policeman from Wee Waa, New South Wales. He enlisted on 3 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

R785 Private Innes Vivian MILSON, a 22 year old Stockman from Milson's Point, Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 30 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

3304 Private Allen OGILBY, an 18 year old Motor Engineer from Bondi, New South Wales. He enlisted on 18 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

3305 Private Frank O'ROURKE, a 29 year old Barman from Surry Hills, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

3306 Private Arthur Oswald PETERSEN, a 19 year old Clerk from Darlinghurst, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 May 1917; and subsequently Died of Disease, 28 October 1918.

3307 Private Albert Victor PREEDY, a 19 year old Labourer from Wagga, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 January 1919.

 

3319 Private Timothy Enoch RICHENS, a 21 year old Farmer from Ardlethan, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 January 1919.

3309 Private Albert William RIDLEY, a 25 year old Rail worker from Lithgow, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

3308 Private Archibald Leonard ROOTS, an 18 year old Carrier from Parramatta, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.

 

3312 Private Allan Alexander SMITH, a 19 year old Farmer from Grenfell, New South Wales. He enlisted on 7 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

3311 Private Walter Lance SMYTHE, a 19 year old Printer apprentice from Woollahra, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

 

3314 Private Sidney Edward TANNER, a 20 year old Mercer from Stanmore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 April 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 26 August 1918.

3315 Private Clarence THORNTON, a 19 year old Clerk from Burwood, New South Wales. He enlisted on 7 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 June 1919.

3313 Private Patrick TIGHE, a 42 year old Labourer from Newtown, New South Wales. He enlisted on 21 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 February 1919.

3316 Private Terence TOPPING, a 19 year old Dental mechanic from Mosman, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

 

3321 Private William John WALSH, a 22 year old Seaman from Vic Coffee Palace Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 21 February 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1918.

3318 Private Walter WATSON, a 20 year old Boot maker from Boggabri, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

3317 Private Roland William WILSON, a 27 year old Farmer from Glebe, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 August 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.

 

 

Previous: 26th Reinforcement

Next: 28th Reinforcement Port Lincoln 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:

6th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


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