Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA
1st LHFA, AIF
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 9th Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 9th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria 10 September 1915.
The HMAT A16 Star of Victoria, later renamed Port Melbourne, weighed 9,152 tons with an average cruise speed of 13.5 knots or 25.00 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd London and leased by the Commonwealth until 2 October 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.
5458 Private Gordon Tunstan BIRKBECK, a 23 year old Printer from Croydon, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 June 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
5456 Private Oscar MEAD, a 28 year old Fixer from Enfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 19 April 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.
5457 Private Ernest Max VICTORSEN, a 28 year old Traveller from Mosman, New South Wales. He enlisted on 6 April 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 31 July 1918.
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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, 9th Reinforcement