Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn
1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron
Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 3rd Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 19 August 1916.
The RMS Mooltan weighed 9,621 tons with an average cruise speed of 18.5 knots or 34.26 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London. Torpedoed and sunk by UC27 on 26 July 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,
Finding more about a service person.
15300 Sapper Thomas Robert GILDERTHORP, a 26 year old Painter from Waverley, New South Wales, He enlisted on 27 March 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 14 March 1919,
15298 Sapper John Henry McAlister HESPE, an 18 year old Customs Officer from Croydon, New South Wales, He enlisted on 20 March 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919,
15299 Sapper George KERSLAKE, a 22 year old Confectioner from North Sydney, New South Wales, He enlisted on 27 March 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 December 1917,
15296 Sapper Fred William PROLINSY, a 21 year old Surveyors assistant from Redfern, New South Wales, He enlisted on 3 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 March 1919,
15297 Sapper William James WALKER, a 33 year old Dairy Farmer from Jamberoo, New South Wales, He enlisted on 4 March 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 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.
Further Reading:Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement