Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 14th Reinforcement
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 14th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A70 Ballarat 16 February 1916.
The HMAT A70 Ballarat weighed 11,120 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London. The Ballarat was torpedoed by a submarine in the English Channel, 25 April 1917 and sank the next day.
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.
9501 Driver Horace Gustave MILLER, a 29 year old Clerk from Marrickville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 September 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 June 1919.
9504 Private Percy Walter STRATFORD, a 29 year old Traveller from Kensington, South Australia. He enlisted on 3 April 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
9503 Driver Douglas Joseph WALKER, a 28 year old Storeman from Marrickville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 6 October 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
9502 Driver Edward WOLLASTON, a 26 year old Salesman from Marrickville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 20 September 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 May 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.
Citation: 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 14th Reinforcement