Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 Sig Trp
2nd LH Sig Trp, AIF
2nd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 18th Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 18th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 June 1916.
The HMAT A55 Kyarra weighed 6,953 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the AUSN Co Ltd, London, and manned by Australia officers and crew. The Kyarra was leased by the Commonwealth until 4 January 1918. The Kyarra was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the English Channel, 26 May 1918.
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.
9381 Sapper Harold Vivian Lance JOHNSON, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Cronulla, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 January 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 27 September 1918.
9382 Sapper Stanley James MORROW, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Candelo, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 May 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: 2nd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 18th Reinforcement