Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 Sig Trp
4th LH Sig Trp, AIF
4th Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 6th Reinforcement
4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 6th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A38 Ulysses 27 October 1915.
The HMAT A38 Ulysses weighed 14,499 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the China Mutual SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 15 August 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.
1711 Sapper Harry Bert HAGARTY, a 24 year old Typist from Paddington, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 August 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
1712 Sapper Donald Gordon McALPINE, an 18 year old Currier from Botany, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 August 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 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:4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour
Citation: 4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 6th Reinforcement