Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA
1st LHFA, AIF
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 7th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A61 Kanowna 19 June 1915.
The HMAT A61 Kanowna weighed 6,942 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the AUSN Co Ltd, London, and manned by Australia officers and crew. The Kanowna was leased by the Commonwealth until 18 March 1919.
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.
4137 Private Angus Bosworth GILES, a 22 year old Teacher from Broken Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 April 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 13 February 1917.
4138 Private Walter John SNOW, a 20 year old Farm hand from Mosman, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 April 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.
4136 Private Percival WILSON, a 21 year old Carpenter from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 April 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 January 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.
Citation: 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement