Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 Sig Trp
4th LH Sig Trp, AIF
4th Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement
4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 7th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A62 Wandilla 9 November 1915.
The HMAT A62 Wandilla weighed 7,785 tons with an average cruise speed of 16 knots or 29.63 kmph. It was owned by the Adelaide SS Co Ltd, Adelaide, and manned by Australian officers and during her service by mainly Australian crews. The Wandilla was leased by the Commonwealth until 24 January 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.
1826 Sapper Frank Liddle GOW, a 27 year old Electrical mechanic from Strathfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 21 August 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
1827 Sapper Gelston Stewart GOW, a 20 year old Electrician from Strathfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 12 August 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 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:4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour
Citation: 4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement