Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement
HMAT A21 Marere
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 7th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A21 Marere 16 August 1915.
The HMAT A21 Marere weighed 6443 tons with an average cruise speed of 12.5 knots or 23.15 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London. The Marere was sunk by a submarine's gunfire in the Mediterranean, 18 January 1916.
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.
200 Driver Gilbert Henry ALLEN, a 27 year old Shearer from Adelaide, South Australia. He enlisted on 10 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.
196 Driver John Henry HINSCHEN, a 23 year old Labourer from Proserpine, Queensland. He enlisted on 13 March 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 13 March 1918.
197 Driver Alexander McDONALD, a 25 year old Stockman from Adavale, Western Australia. He enlisted on 7 April 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 June 1919.
198 Driver Albert McLEOD, a 29 year old Shearer from Meredith, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 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, 7th Reinforcement