Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 Sig Trp
3rd LH Sig Trp, AIF
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 2nd Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A54 Runic 19 February 1915.
The HMAT A54 Runic weighed 12,490 tons with an average cruise speed of 13 knots or 24.07 kmph. It was owned by the Oceanic SN Co Ltd, Liverpool, and leased by the Commonwealth until 27 November 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.
620 Sapper Michael Patrick McCRISTAL, a 25 year old Rail worker from Mt Albert, Victoria . He enlisted on 25 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia , 15 November 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:3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour
Citation: 3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement