Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 Sig Trp
3rd LH Sig Trp, AIF
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 7th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board RMS Persia 10 August 1915.
The RMS Persia weighed 7,974 tons with an average cruise speed of 18 knots or 33.33 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London. Torpedoed and sunk on 30 December 1915.
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.
1296 Sapper William Hatfield HALL, a 20 year old Engineer from Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 April 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 September 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, 7th Reinforcement