Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 LHFA
3rd LHFA, AIF
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 6th Reinforcement
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 6th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A62 Wandilla 17 June 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.
217 Private James O'Brien COPPING, a 38 year old Draper Salesman from South Yarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 3 May 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 28 July 1917.
212 Private William Henry PILKINGTON, a 30 year old Grazier from Mt Eccles, Victoria. He enlisted on 8 February 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 22 December 1918.
213 Private William Charles Sydney POLLARD, a 19 year old Clerk from St Kilda, Victoria. He enlisted on 5 February 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 April 1916.
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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:3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF
Citation: 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 6th Reinforcement