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Tuesday, 20 September 2005
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 16th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB

1st LHB, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Brigade

Embarkation Roll, 16th Reinforcement


HMAT A71 Nestor

 

1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 16th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A71 Nestor 9 April 1916.

The HMAT A71 Nestor weighed 14,501 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the Ocean SS Co Ltd, Liverpool, and leased by the Commonwealth until 26 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.

 

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Embarkation Roll

 

R2594 Private Henry Otiwell NORTHWOOD, a 21 year old Rail Clerk from Kingsvale, New South Wales. He enlisted on, 22 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia 27 April 1919.

 

9817 Driver Alexander ROSS, a 21 year old Carpenter from Manly, New South Wales. He enlisted on, 2 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia 23 June 1919.

 

9816 Driver John SERVICE, a 26 year old Merchant from Randwick, New South Wales. He enlisted on, 11 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia 12 July 1919.

 

9818 Driver John Eric TAIT, a 29 year old Barman from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on, 5 January 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia 17 October 1916.

 

 

Previous: 15th Reinforcement

Next: 17th Reinforcement

 

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:

1st Australian Light Horse Brigade

1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1919

 


Citation: 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 16th Reinforcement

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