Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA
2nd LHFA, AIF
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 5th Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 5th Reinforcement, embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A55 Kyarra 16 April 1915.
The HMAT A55 Kyarra weighed 6,953 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 Kyarra was leased by the Commonwealth until 4 January 1918. The Kyarra was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the English Channel, 26 May 1918.
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.
594 Private Maurice McCONACHIE, a 25 year old Fruit farmer from Manly, Queensland. He enlisted on 4 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.
595 Private William Arthur RITCHIE, a 22 year old Farmer from Dorrigo, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 March 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 22 February 1918.
593 Private Stanley William SHILLITO, an 18 year old Engineer Apprentice from East Ipswich, Queensland. He enlisted on 22 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 April 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: 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 5th Reinforcement