Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn
1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron
Embarkation Roll, 19th Reinforcement
SS Port Lyttelton
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 19th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board SS Port Lyttleton 24 June 1918.
The SS Port Lyttelton [sometimes referred to as SS Port Lydelton in Australian sources] was formerly the SS Niwaru but requisitioned in 1916 as a troop ship and renamed to SS Port Lyttelton. The ship weighed 6,444 tons with an average cruise speed of 12 knots or 22.22 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line, London.
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.
21436 Sapper Laurence BRADY, a 21 year old Postal worker from East Fremantle, Western Australia. He enlisted on 30 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
21437 Sapper Charles Christian Thorald CHRISTENSEN, a 29 year old Postal Electrician from Bunbury, Western Australia. He enlisted on 12 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.
21438 Sapper Howard Arthur DELANEY, a 19 year old Telegraphist from Lithgow, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
21442 Sapper Charles Leslie FIRTH, an 18 year old Postal worker from Rozelle, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 October 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 6 October 1919.
21439 Sapper Harold Hampton HARDWICK, a 28 year old Accountant from Lismore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 August 1919.
21440 Sapper Albert McKendry MASON, a 26 year old Electrical mechanic from Wangaratta, Victoria. He enlisted on 25 October 1917; 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, 19th Reinforcement