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Wednesday, 7 December 2005
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, "C" Squadron
Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR

8th LHR, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Embarkation Roll, "C" Squadron

 

HMAT A16 Star of Victoria

 

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, "C" Squadron, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria 25 February 1915.

The HMAT A16 Star of Victoria, later renamed Port Melbourne, weighed 9,152 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 2 October 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.

 

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Embarkation Roll

 

544 Private George John Stewart ANDERSON, a 34 year old Grazier from Winchelsea, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 January 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

335 Private James ATKINSON, a 21 year old Labourer from Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 February 1919.

 

553 Shoeing Smith Michael James BALDWIN, a 26 year old Blacksmith from Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 31 October 1915.

343 Private Alexander Walter Andrew BARBER, a 23 year old Farmer from Minyip, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 22 June 1915.

540 Private William Owen BARBER, a 19 year old Labourer from Maldon, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 November 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 19 July 1918.

347 Corporal James William BEARD, a 25 year old Farmer from Traralgon, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

527 Private Robert BEILBY, a 23 year old Farmer from South Leongatha, Victoria. He enlisted on 31 December 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

345 Private Ernest BELL, a 21 year old Dairyman from Heywood, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 1 December 1917.

346 Lance Corporal Arthur BERRY, a 26 year old Traveller from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 29 August 1915.

341 Private Norman McLeod BETHUNE, a 28 year old Farmer from Swan Hill, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 19 April 1917.

339 Private Reginald Walter BIFFEN, a 30 year old Book keeper from Belgrave, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 November 1919.

338 Private Victor Eric BLAKENEY, a 21 year old Engine driver from Yarck, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 August 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

340 Private William Nesbitt James BOWMAN, a 22 year old Horse breaker from Yarpturk, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

336 Lance Corporal Stanley Johnston BRADSHAW, a 19 year old Grocer from Prahran, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

610 Private Leslie Neville Wilfred BRETT, a 24 year old Labourer from Colac, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 November 1914; and subsequently Died of Disease, 19 May 1915.

344 Private George BROGDEN, a 19 year old Labourer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently Deserted, 26 February 1917.

342 Driver William BURKE, a 23 year old Labourer from Dandenong, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

337 Private Leonard Yeoland BUTLER, a 29 year old Clerk from Canterbury, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 31 August 1916.

 

350 Private Clare CALCUTT, a 21 year old Chainman from Williamstown, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 February 1916.

349 Private Archibald CAMERON, a 22 year old Labourer from North Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 January 1919.

561 Bulger Reginald Ivan Cooper CARR, a 29 year old Bank Clerk from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 2 February 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 29 June 1915.

Second Lieutenant Charles CARTHEW, a 32 year old Farmer from Ovens Vale via Myrtleford, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

357 Private John Alexander CATTO, a 24 year old Farmer from Rheola, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 August 1920.

543 Private Spencer Bell CHAPMAN, a 25 year old Groom Labourer from Rutherglen, Victoria Mulwala, New South Wales. He enlisted on 24 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

351 Private Charles Brunton COE, a 27 year old Engine driver from Nagambie, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 29 May 1915.

511 Private Mark Bonshire COOK, a 25 year old Fruiterer from Croydon, Victoria. He enlisted on 6 January 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

356 Driver Robert COPE, a 26 year old Labourer from Williamstown, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 February 1918.

355 Private Frederick Wallace COX, a 24 year old Plumber from Minyip, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 4 May 1917.

352 Private Donald CUNNEEN, a 21 year old Farmer from Nagambie, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

348 Corporal James Thorne CURRIE, a 27 year old Clerk from Prahran, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 8 March 1917.

353 Private Allan Harry CURRINGTON, a 27 year old Labourer from Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 September 1919.

 

Lieutenant Charles Coning DALE, a 20 year old Soldier RMC cadet from Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 3 November 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

362 Private William James DALEY, a 23 year old Rail worker from South Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 20 October 1915.

367 Corporal George DANIEL, a 26 year old Teacher from Scarsdale, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 February 1918.

358 Private Henry Roy DAVEY, a 19 year old Japanner from Broadford, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

360 Private Joseph William DAVIDSON, a 23 year old Wool classer from Ivanhoe, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 April 1919.

361 Private Herbert David DEAN, an 18 year old Farmer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.

Major Arthur Vivian DEEBLE, a 35 year old Teacher from Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 July 1919.

359 Private Patrick DOLAN, a 20 year old Mill hand from Gellibrand, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

364 Private Charles Ware DOWLING, a 21 year old Grazier from South Yarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 30 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 September 1915.

366 Private John Ware DOWLING, a 23 year old Grazier from South Yarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 31 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 18 March 1918.

668 Private Frederick James DOYLE, a 26 year old Shearer from Uralla, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

363 Private William George DUGUID, a 19 year old Farmer from Minyip, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 19 April 1917.

 

370 Private James EGAN, a 22 year old Labourer from Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 11 December 1917.

369 Private Albert Lacy EVANS, a 23 year old Grazier from Woodglen, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

368 Private Alexander George EVANS, a 26 year old Grazier from Woodglen, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

 

373 Private Joseph Loveless FIELDING, a 28 year old Farm hand from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 7 April 1919.

371 Private Samuel FITCH, a 23 year old Labourer from Kyabram, Victoria. He enlisted on 29 August 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 26 December 1918.

374 Private Ernest FONTANA, a 30 year old Labourer from Avenel, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

378 Lance Corporal Charles GARDEN, a 20 year old Farmer from Stratford, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 26 December 1918.

379 Lance Corporal James Allen GARDEN, a 26 year old Farmer from Stratford, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 September 1915.

380 Private Arthur GAY, a 24 year old Driver from South Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 28 July 1915.

513 Private Charles Lewis GELL, a 33 year old Auctioneer from Oaklands, New South Wales. He enlisted on 12 January 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 September 1915.

382 Corporal Frank Banks GRAVES, a 45 year old Farmer from Mitcham, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 20 January 1916.

381 Sergeant Clifton Riverdale GRENFELL, a 23 year old Grocer from Belmont, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

 

385 Signaller Richard James HEALEY, a 24 year old Farmer from Carlsruhe, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 29 August 1915.

389 Lance Corporal Thomas HENDERSON, a 31 year old Carpenter from North Brighton, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 31 July 1918.

541 Private Edward Percival HENDY, a 21 year old Farmer from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 January 1915; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 9 August 1915, and subsequently was buried at sea.

386 Private Christopher HENNEBERG, a 30 year old Labourer from Yea, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

78 Second Lieutenant Mervyn Bournes HIGGINS, a 27 year old Barrister from Malvern, Victoria. He enlisted on 3 February 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 23 December 1916.

388 Private Douglas George HILL, a 24 year old Labourer from Lillimur, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 13 December 1915.

384 Private Francis HINDLEY, a 21 year old Labourer from North Deniliquin, New South Wales. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 2 September 1916.

390 Private Richard HOBLEY, a 23 year old Farmer from Leongatha, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 9 August 1916.

387 S/Smith Cpl Charles HOLMAN, a 22 year old Blacksmith from Lillimur, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

397 Driver William Charles JAMES, a 19 year old Farmer from Wychitella via Charlton, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

398 Private Charles Edward JENKINSON, a 21 year old Groom from Skipton, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 19 June 1920.

396 Private William Henry JOHNSTON, a 25 27 year old Labourer from Balranald, New South Wales Garden Vale, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 June 1919.

393 Private Frederick William JONES, a 23 year old Labourer from Seymour, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

394 Private Thomas JONES, a 20 year old Merchant from Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

392 Signaller Corporal William John JONES, a 21 year old Miner from Korumburra, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 31 March 1919.

 

403 Private John KANE, a 41 year old Horse trainer from Coleraine, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 30 July 1915.

404 Private William Joseph KANE, a 30 year old Horse breeder from Nullan, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 21 May 1917.

402 Private David Leslie KELSO, a 20 year old Grazier from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 September 1915.

406 Farrier Sergeant Francis Charles KEMP, a 26 year old Farrier from Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 November 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

400 Private Robert KERR, a 31 year old Draper from Essendon, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

405 Private Samuel James KERR, a 23 year old Farmer from Shepparton, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.

399 Sergeant Eric Kyle KEYS, a 25 year old Farmer from Dandenong, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 7 May 1919.

 

481 Private Walter Clarence Russell LAMOND, a 23 year old Labourer from Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 10 July 1916.

408 Private John LEWIS, a 26 year old Coachman from Fitzroy, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.

409 Private Kenneth Burnley LOTTON, a 25 year old Engine driver from Korumburra, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.

411 Private Arthur LYALL, a 23 year old Farmer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.

412 Corporal Charles Hugh LYON, a 23 year old Farmer from Harkaway Gippsland, Victoria. He enlisted on 13 October 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 November 1917.

 

415 Private Charles Edward MADIN, a 21 year old Labourer from Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 January 1918.

413 Private Robert Joseph MAHER, a 38 year old Traveller from Korumburra, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

419 Private Harold Wilfred MATTHEWS, a 20 year old Driver from Collingwood, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 August 1915.

424 Private William Fielding McAFEE, a 22 year old Labourer from South Fitzroy, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 November 1919.

429 Private Walter Alexander McCONNAN, a 28 year old Bank clerk from Benalla, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 November 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

423 Shoeing Smith Alexander McDONALD, a 23 year old Blacksmith from Kilmore, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 March 1918.

428 Lance Corporal Percival Charles McHUTCHINSON, a 26 year old Overseer from Camperdown, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 31 January 1919.

427 Private Alexander McKINNON, a 21 year old Labourer from Mortlake, Victoria. He enlisted on 29 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 1 December 1917.

Captain Archibald McGibbon McLAURIN, a 47 year old Vigneron from Rutherglen, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 October 1914; and subsequently Died of Disease, 23 November 1918.

426 Private James Killeen McLENNAN, a 25 year old Farrier from Casterton, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

421 Corporal Stanley John MIDDLETON, a 21 year old Farmer from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 30 June 1915.

417 Lance Corporal Charles Victor MIDGLEY, a 37 year old Stockman from Minyip, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; but did not embark and enlisted in the 2nd Division Headquarters and subsequently Returned to Australia, 8 March 1917.

418 Private John William Joseph MILES, a 19 year old Grocer from Taradale, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

Second Lieutenant Hector Norman MILNE, a 34 year old Manufacturer from Auburn, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; but did not embark and enlisted in the 7th LHR and subsequently Returned to Australia, 20 January 1916.

414 Private William MITCHELL, a 27 year old Shearer from Stratford, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

542 Private Archibald Hubert MORETON, a 21 year old Farmer from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 January 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

422 Sergeant Harold John MULDER, a 33 year old Grazier from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 August 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 29 August 1918.

420 Squadron Sergeant Major Charles John MULLINS, a 35 year old Tram conductor from Middle Park, Victoria / South Broken Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 10 August 1915.

416 Private Hugh MUNRO, a 28 year old Sheep Farmer from Hamilton, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 20 November 1916.

552 Shoeing Smith John Henry MYRES, a 25 year old Blacksmith from Winchelsea, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 February 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 24 June 1916.

 

512 Shoeing Smith Joseph Basil NEARY, a 30 year old Horse Farrier from Armadale, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 29 January 1916.

562 Private Clive Fossey NEWMAN, a 22 year old Student from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 5 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

430 Private William Joseph NEWNHAM, a 24 year old Farmer from Mangalore, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

431 Private Herbert George OATS, a 28 year old Labourer from Chiltern, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 30 June 1915.

432 Private Sydney John O'NEILL, a 26 year old Pastoralist from Frankston, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

 

434 Private Herbert Hamilton PARKER, a 27 year old Miner from Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 22 January 1917.

433 Private Herbert John PETERS, a 38 year old Labourer from Stratford, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 30 August 1915.

482 Private Godfrey Liddle PURVES, a 33 year old Station Overseer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 January 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

 

437 Private Leslie Arthur QUICK, a 27 year old Grocer from Daylesford, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 April 1916.

 

439 Private Edgar George RICE, a 23 year old Labourer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

440 Private William Hansard RICHARDS, a 25 year old Labourer from Deniliquin, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.

Second Lieutenant Wilfred ROBINSON, a 32 year old Farmer from Murra Wurra via Horsham, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 March 1920.

 

445 Corporal William Donald SCARFF, a 29 year old Miner from Snake Valley, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

447 Private James Joseph SHEEHY, a 33 year old Driver from Warracknabeal, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 7 November 1915.

453 Private Herbert Steven SHELDON, a 31 year old Farmer from Serviceton, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 October 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

446 Private Richard SHELDON, a 19 year old Farmer from Avenel, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 March 1919.

454 Private William John SHELDON, a 33 year old Clerk from Serviceton, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.

443 Private Robert John SHOEBRIDGE, an 18 year old Barber from Beechworth, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 19 August 1919.

441 Private Herbert Claude SMETHURST, a 24 year old Chauffeur from St Kilda, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

666 Private Elion Lindsay SMITH, a 23 year old Overseer from Tahara, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 January 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 27 June 1915.

449 Private Frederick George Percival SMITH, a 22 year old Grocer from Waterloo, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

452 Lance Corporal Edward George SPENCER, a 24 year old Missionary from Dartmoor, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 November 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 8 June 1918.

444 Private Herbert Cecil SPENCER, a 20 year old Water Borer from Caulfield, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 August 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 8 October 1915.

456 Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant James SPROAT, a 27 year old Station hand from Banyenong, Donald, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 August 1918.

642 Private Mervyn James STANNARD, an 18 year old Labourer from Nhill, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

450 Private Sydney George STAPLETON, a N/R year old Engineer from Stawell, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 February 1916.

458 Sergeant Albert William John STEWART, a 24 year old Farmer from Stratford, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 18 July 1917.

448 Private John Thomas STILL, a 26 year old Labourer from Creswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 1 November 1917.

661 Private Claude Wilfred Douglas STRONG, a 24 year old Bookkeeper from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 27 January 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

451 Private Patrick Joseph SWEENEY, a 28 year old Labourer from Yarram, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

457 Sergeant Stephen James SWEETLAND, a 28 year old Accountant from Box Hill, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 30 June 1915.

 

548 Private Robert John TEMPLETON, a 35 year old Butcher from Walhalla, Victoria. He enlisted on 13 January 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 28 January 1916.

461 Private John James THORNTON, a 20 year old Labourer from South Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 30 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 29 August 1915.

459 Private Ralph TOLLIS, a 21 year old Miner from Jumbunna, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

551 Private William TOSH, a 29 year old Overseer from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 February 1915; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 7 August 1915.

460 Private George William TOWERS, a 30 year old Rail worker from Flemington, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 1 December 1917.

 

469 Private Thomas Lyndus WALDEN, a 21 year old Farm Labourer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 October 1919.

462 Driver William WALDRON, a 28 year old Labourer from Maryborough, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

528 Private Albert John WALKER, a 20 year old Carpenter from Canterbury, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 January 1915; and subsequently Died of Disease, 16 October 1918.

473 Private George WALKER, a 24 year old Grocer from Minyip, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 19 January 1916.

470 Private Young Hargreaves WALKER, a 19 year old Farmer from Somerleigh, Nagambie, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

478 Sergeant Edward William Swindley WHITEMAN, a 19 year old Printer from Bridgewater on Loddon, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 2 October 1919.

539 Private Douglas Finch WILKIE, a 21 year old Labourer from Bendigo, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 21 May 1917.

463 Private Charles Pyrmont WILKINSON, a 19 year old Farmer from Jumbunna, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 23 June 1915.

464 Private Stanley WILKINSON, a 22 year old Labourer from Foster, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 January 1920.

474 Private Edward WILLIAMSON, a 19 year old Farmer from Nyang, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 5 October 1915.

475 Driver Richard WILLIAMSON, a 23 year old Boundary rider from Kyabram, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 November 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

479 Sergeant Cecil Sturt WILSON, a 24 year old Coach painter from Sturt, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 11 August 1915, and subsequently was buried at sea.

476 Private Francis Robert Paton WILSON, a 20 year old Farm Labourer from Box Hill, Victoria. He enlisted on 6 November 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 November 1919.

472 Lance Corporal George William WILSON, a 22 year old Labourer from Deniliquin, New South Wales. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 July 1918.

468 Private William Herbert WILSON, a 26 year old Vigneron from Tabilk, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 July 1917.

471 Private Percy WOOD, a 27 year old Grocer from Beeac, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and subsequently Died of Disease, 20 February 1917.

477 Sergeant Norman Rewa WORRALL, a 24 year old Overseer from Windsor, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 September 1915.

655 Private Hugh WRIGHT, a 28 year old Dentist from Inglewood, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.

 

480 Private Preston Maitland YOUNGER, a 27 year old Stock dealer from Coleraine, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 23 August 1916.

 

 

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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:

8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, "C" Squadron

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Updated: Wednesday, 17 February 2010 3:19 PM EAST

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