Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 Sig Trp
3rd LH Sig Trp, AIF
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 18th Reinforcement
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 18th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board RMS Morea on 30 May 1916.
The RMS Morea weighed 10,890 tons with an average cruise speed of 16 knots or 29.63 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, 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.
9406 Sapper George MAPLEBACK, a 44 year old Engine driver from Barham, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 February 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 13 March 1918.
9407 Sapper George ROBINSON, a 23 year old Iron machinist from Footscray, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 January 1916; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 11 August 1918.
Previous: 17th Reinforcement
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, 18th Reinforcement