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Friday, 26 August 2005
Imperial Camel Corps, Embarkation Roll, March 1917 Reinforcement Boorara Group
Topic: AIF - 5B - ICC

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Imperial Camel Corps

Embarkation Roll, March 1917 Reinforcement Boorara Group

 

HMAT A42 Boorara

 

Imperial Camel Corps, AIF, March 1917 Reinforcement Boorara Group, embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia on board HMAT A42 Boorara 22 May 1917.

The HMAT A42 Boorara weighed 5,923 tons with an average cruise speed of 10.5 knots or 19.44 kmph. The Boorara was previously a captured German vessel called Pfalz. It was manned by Australia officers and crew and transferred to Commonwealth Government Line, 24 June 1919.

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.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

2791 Acting Sergeant George William Christian ABERLE, a 38 year old Baker from Beaconsfield, Western Australia. He enlisted on 4 March 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.

2817 Private Alfred George ALLANSON, a 43 year old Saddler from Leederville, Western Australia. He enlisted on 5 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.

2798 Private Walter Raymond ANDERSON, a 22 year old Farmer from Dowerin, Western Australia. He enlisted on 12 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

2797 Private William ANDERSON, a 44 year old Miner from Northampton, Western Australia. He enlisted on 19 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 July 1919.

2800 Private Ernest Richard ARMSTRONG, a 28 year old Farmer from Greenbushes, Western Australia. He enlisted on 24 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 July 1919.

2799 Private Roy Bunbury ARMSTRONG, a 24 year old Farm Labourer from Greenbushes, Western Australia. He enlisted on 19 October 1916; and subsequently Died of Disease, 30 October 1918.

2829 Private Leonard ARNESEN, a 41 year old Farmer from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 1 August 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

 

2796 Private Harry BRASHAW, a 34 year old Farmer from East Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 1 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.

2801 Private Alfred Kethero BROWN, a 44 year old Mine owner from Laverton, Western Australia. He enlisted on 21 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

2813 Private George Frederick BUTTLE, a 43 year old Station hand from Murchison, Western Australia. He enlisted on 14 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

2811 Private Edward Ernest COOPER, a 21 year old Farm hand from Northam, Western Australia. He enlisted on 16 March 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 August 1918.

2803 Private Edwin COOPER, a 43 year old Blacksmith from Toodyay, Western Australia. He enlisted on 10 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 January 1919.

 

2804 Private Ian Swan EDGAR, a 27 year old Bookkeeper from Mornington, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 January 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 1 March 1918.

2805 Private Edward Cuthbert ELSDON, a 43 year old Horse trainer from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 21 August 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 22 December 1918.

2806 Private Louis Arthur EVANS, a 19 year old Farmer from Bridgetown, Western Australia. He enlisted on 20 December 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.

 

2793 Acting Corporal Charles Edmond FISHER, a 34 year old Engine driver from Meekatharra, Western Australia. He enlisted on 12 May 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 January 1919.

 

2807 Private Edwin Martin GRAHAM, a 36 year old Drover from Cottesloe, Western Australia. He enlisted on 11 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

2808 Private Henry Arthur GRINSELL, a 31 year old Viticulturist from Gosnells, Western Australia. He enlisted on 24 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

 

2809 Private Charles Wolseley HAIG, a 42 year old Miner from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 6 January 1917; and subsequently Died of Disease, 6 November 1918.

2810 Private Norman Edmund HALES, a 28 year old Accountant from Corrigin, Western Australia. He enlisted on 5 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 January 1919.

2396 Private Maurice HARCOURT, a 22 year old Motor mechanic from Paddington, New South Wales. He enlisted on 25 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 March 1919.

2812 Private Raven William Norman HOWELL, an 18 year old Loco driver from Midland, Western Australia. He enlisted on 1 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

2814 Private John JONES, a 38 year old Horse driver from Fremantle, Western Australia. He enlisted on 6 February 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 August 1918.

2792 Acting Corporal Samuel Leslie JORDAN, a 24 year old Clerk from East Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 18 February 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 10 August 1918.

 

2815 Private John George KEENAN, an 18 year old Timber worker from Maddington, Western Australia. He enlisted on 16 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

2816 Private Frank KEEVERS, a 28 year old Camel driver from Midland, Western Australia. He enlisted on 28 February 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.

 

2794 Acting Lance Corporal Alfred Malcolm Brooks LOCKYER, a 27 year old Farmer from Goomalling, Western Australia. He enlisted on 21 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

 

2819 Private Harry Endrich MORLEY, a 23 year old Costs Clerk from Boulder, Western Australia. He enlisted on 12 February 1917; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 6 November 1917.

2818 Private William Coulson MURPHY, a 20 year old Farmer from Bullaring siding via Narrogin, Western Australia. He enlisted on 6 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

2795 Acting Lance Corporal Henry Montague PENNEY, a 31 year old Manager from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 24 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

2821 Private Horace Hoskin PHILP, a 38 year old Fireman from Burswood, Western Australia. He enlisted on 14 August 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.

2820 Private Alvan PITSCHEL, a 20 year old Baker from Mt Lawley, Western Australia. He enlisted on 26 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.

2822 Private John Matthew POWELL, a 26 year old Farmer from Wongan Hills, Western Australia. He enlisted on 8 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

 

2823 Private Thomas Harold SAVORY, a 19 year old Hairdresser from Bridgetown, Western Australia. He enlisted on 19 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.

2825 Private Sydney SIMMONDS, a 34 year old Assistant Vet from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 5 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

2824 Private Frederick John Tremaine SMITH, a 26 year old Miner from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He enlisted on 21 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

2802 Private Peter STEVENS, a 41 year old Miner from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 9 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.

 

2826 Private Charles George THORNETT, an 18 year old Miner from Comet Vale, Western Australia. He enlisted on 19 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.

 

2827 Private Clement Edward Thomas WALL, a 21 year old Farmer from North Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 15 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

2828 Private Douglas Kendall WATT, a 24 year old Accountant from Mt Lawley, Western Australia. He enlisted on 20 February 1917; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 8 October 1918.

 

 

Previous: March 1917 Reinforcement Port Sydney Group

Next: April 1917 Reinforcements Port Sydney 9 May 1917 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:

Imperial Camel Corps, AIF

Imperial Camel Corps, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


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