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Tuesday, 9 November 2004
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 27th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA

2nd LHFA, AIF

2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 27th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A15 Port Sydney

 

2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 27th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney 8 May 1917.

The HMAT A15 Star of England, later renamed Port Sydney, weighed 9,136 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 22 September 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,

Fate.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

17229 Private Alexander BUTTER, a 20 year old Joiner from Red Hill, Queensland. He enlisted on 17 April 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 January 1919.

 

17226 Private Edward John McMAHON, a 37 year old Barman from Lismore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 24 October 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 26 December 1918.

 

17227 Private Reginald Adam PERRETT, a 21 year old Bank Clerk from Bundamba, Queensland. He enlisted on 26 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 18 December 1919.

 

17228 Private James RYAN, a 21 year old Clerk from Toowoomba, Queensland. He enlisted on 20 March 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

Previous:  26th Reinforcement

Next: 28th Reinforcement

 

Sources Used:

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:

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 27th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Monday, 29 March 2010 8:02 PM EADT
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, "A" Squadron
Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 LHFA

3rd LHFA, AIF

3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, "A" Squadron

 

HMAT A51 Chilka

 

3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, "A" Squadron, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A51 Chilka 2 February 1915.

The HMAT A51 Chilka weighed 3,952 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the British India SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 4 August 1915.

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,

Fate.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

817 Driver Arthur Henry McKay ABERDEEN, an 18 year old Farmer from Leongatha, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

Dr Captain Kenneth George McKay ABERDEEN, a 26 year old Doctor from Leongatha, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 September 1915.

847 Driver Thomas Edward ABERDEEN, a 19 year old Engineer from Leongatha, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 December 1918.

803 Corporal Charles William ADEY, a 20 year old Student from Kew, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 13 January 1918.

917 Private Herbert ANDERSON, a 22 year old Clerk from Diamond Hill, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 January 1916.

Dr Captain John Hubback ANDERSON, a 31 year old Doctor from Woodend, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 November 1919.

 

809 Private Thomas BAIRD, a 29 year old Warehouse man from Albert Park, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 March 1919.

893 Private Albert BANSGROVE, a 34 year old Salesman from Abbotsford, Victoria. He enlisted on 2 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 19 January 1917.

815 Private George Herbert BARR, a 30 year old Traveller from Glenelg, South Australia. He enlisted on 13 October 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

852 Driver Bernard Malcolm BEAN, a 25 year old Labourer from Blackboy Hill, Western Australia. He enlisted on 10 September 1914; but failed to embark and subsequently Deserted, 2 February 1915.

824 Sergeant Alfred Alexander BEARDSLEY, a 38 year old Engine driver from South Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 September 1915.

858 Corporal Hector Norman BEASY, a 25 year old Saddler from Dunolly, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 August 1918.

885 Driver George Francis BECKWITH, a 25 year old Bootmaker from West Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 9 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 27 December 1918.

818 Private Robert James BIGGINS, a 43 year old Labourer from Outtrim, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 16 May 1916.

905 Driver Alexander BILLINGSLEY, a 20 year old Driver from Morwell, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 16 March 1918.

878 Private William Alexander BLACK, a 19 year old Clerk from East Camberwell, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 September 1915.

883 Staff Sergeant John BOURKE, a 36 year old Teacher from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 4 January 1916.

871 Private John Alexander BOYD, a 20 year old Farmer from Erica, Moe, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 August 1918.

903 Driver Malcolm Hugh BOYD, a 22 year old Clerk from Erica, Moe, Victoria. He enlisted on 9 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

828 Private Ernest Charles BRANDON, a 27 year old Driver from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.

827 Corporal Gordon BROOKS, a 27 year old Agriculturalist from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 January 1920.

844 Driver Edward John BURNS, a 29 year old Labourer from Clunes, Victoria. He enlisted on 29 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

821 Private William BUTTERWOOD, a 23 year old Engine driver from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 November 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 20 October 1915.

 

856 Private Herbert George CAIL, a 22 year old Tram conductor from Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 2 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 March 1919.

812 Private John McNeil CAMPBELL, a 19 year old Bank Clerk from East Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 30 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 July 1917.

848 Driver Alfred Lionel C. CARLING, a 23 year old Rail worker from Armadale, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

865 Private Frank Noll CARTER, a 20 year old Labourer from Guildford, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

Dr Captain Mylles Wyamarus CAVE, a 29 year old Doctor from Toorak, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.

823 WO Alick Atkinson CHAPMAN, a 35 year old Chemist from Glenferrie, Victoria. He enlisted on 9 October 1914; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 27 January 1917.

864 Lance Corporal Henry Rupert COCKS, a 23 year old Traveller from Terang, Victoria. He enlisted on 5 October 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 28 July 1916.

814 Private Sydney George COLLIS, an 18 year old Jockey from Alberton, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 4 October 1918.

819 Private Leslie Knight CONE, an 18 year old Clerk from Eltham, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

900 Driver Leslie John CORRIGAN, a 23 year old Labourer from Romsey, Victoria. He enlisted on 9 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 29 August 1916.

911 Private Henry Kensel COX, a 34 year old Boilermaker from Williamstown, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 March 1916.

859 Driver Colin Forbes CROMB, a 20 year old Carpenter from Clyde, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 7 February 1919.

898 Driver William Joseph CROWLEY, a 23 year old Blacksmith striker from Carlton, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.

 

866 Private Alfred Owen DAVIES, a 39 year old Engineer from Port Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 July 1917.

867 Private Neil DAVIES, a 27 year old Salesman from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

845 Driver Phillip Edward DAVIES, a 24 year old Labourer from Seaford, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 26 August 1918.

834 Private Ernest Leslie DAVIS, a 21 year old Farmer from Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 August 1918.

887 Corporal Luciene Auguste DeMAN, a 48 year old Chef from St Kilda, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 November 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.

837 Driver William Henry DOLLING, a 20 year old Clerk from Merton, Victoria. He enlisted on 6 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.

Dr Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Major DOWNES, a 29 year old Doctor from South Yarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.

829 Private Percival William DYER, a 33 year old Agent from St Kilda, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 4 May 1917.

 

854 Private Richard John EDLIN, a 40 year old Farmer from Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 March 1916.

822 S/Sgt Clifford ELLINGWORTH, a 26 year old Student from Box Hill, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 March 1916.

 

868 Private Gerald FITZGERALD, a 38 year old Grazier from South Yarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 19 January 1917.

894 Sergeant James Davidson FORSYTH, a 43 year old Clerk from Fairfield, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 8 March 1917.

869 Private William Robert George FRAYNE, a 19 year old Student from Quetta Tyabb, Victoria. He enlisted on 25 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 March 1919.

 

870 Private Harold Edward GARDINER, a 24 year old Carpenter from Yannathan, Victoria. He enlisted on 3 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

826 Corporal Joseph GELLIE, a 43 year old Labourer from Darlington, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 18 August 1916.

891 Private John Ellis GILLESPIE, a 21 year old Student from Malvern, Victoria. He enlisted on 8 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 April 1916.

807 Private Albert Frederick GOULDSMITH, a 23 year old Farmer from Strathfieldsaye, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 September 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

895 Sergeant Arthur Charles Gordon GOURLAY, a 35 year old Cook from St Peters, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 September 1915.

 

841 Driver Gerald Stewart HAMILTON, a 28 year old Butcher from Ultima, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.

886 Corporal Percival Phillip HAMMOND, a 22 year old Traveller from Balaclava, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 September 1919.

846 Driver Ernest Arthur HANDS, a 24 year old Tailor from Inverell, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 August 1918.

872 Private Joseph Dillon HANLY, a 20 year old Clerk from Jolimont, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.

897 Driver Theodore HANLY, a 22 year old Farmer from Jolimont, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.

923 Private Herbert HARDLEY, a 32 year old Carpenter from East Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 29 May 1917.

839 Driver Arthur Henry HATFIELD, a 27 year old Carpenter from Ouyen, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 September 1919.

843 Driver Oliver HEFFERMAN, a 20 year old Grocer from Taradale, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 February 1918.

805 Private Henry Youle HIND, a 20 year old Farmer from Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 10 June 1915.

835 Sergeant Denis HORAN, a 25 year old Iron worker from South Northcote, Victoria. He enlisted on 9 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.

816 Private Arthur George HUNT, a 22 year old Labourer from Steel Creek, Victoria. He enlisted on 9 October 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 7 August 1915.

 

855 Private Harry William JANES, a 21 year old Boundary rider from Heatherton, Victoria. He enlisted on 2 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

806 Private Kenneth Crossley JONES, a 21 year old Warehouse man from East Camberwell, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1915; and subsequently Died of Disease, 30 October 1915.

 

861 Corporal Ernest Henry KENNEDY, a 36 year old Barman from Islington, South Australia. He enlisted on 10 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

873 Private Esmond Venner KEOGH, a 19 year old Student from St Kilda, Victoria. He enlisted on 13 November 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 March 1919.

857 Corporal John Robert KIMBERLEY, a 25 year old Farrier from Sebastopol, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 4 October 1918.

 

830 Private Gustave Celeste LACHAL, a 35 year old Barrister from Abbotsford, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 24 June 1916.

825 Corporal Robert Henry LEWIS, a 30 year old Clerk from Balaclava, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

918 Shoeing Smith Frederick Charles LONG, an 18 year old Blacksmith from Malvern, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 February 1918.

840 Driver Arthur Joseph LOVETT, a 21 year old Carter from Callawadda, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 8 January 1917.

860 Private Arnold Cumming LYNDON, a 31 year old Salesman from Black Rock, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

850 Driver Albert Allen LYON, a 29 year old Farmer from Laanecoorie, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.

 

907 Driver Robert John Sinclair MacKAY, a 26 year old Farmer from North Kamarooka via Raywood, Victoria. He enlisted on 8 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 November 1919.

808 Private Robert Christopher MARSHALL, a 26 year old Grocer from East Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 30 October 1919.

875 Private Leonard William MASON, a 19 year old Carpenter from Yarrawonga, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.

804 S/Sgt Francis Anthone J. MATHIAS, a 28 year old Chemist from North Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 July 1917.

904 Driver Alfred Robert McDONALD, a 26 year old Horse driver from South Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 5 July 1915.

836 Driver Andrew John McFARLANE, a 34 year old Farmer from Brooklands, Boolarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 23 August 1917.

852A Driver David McINTYRE, a 22 year old Labourer from Malvern, Victoria. He enlisted on 24 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.

909 Private James McKEE, a 44 year old Gardener from South Yarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 3 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 23 August 1917.

880 Private Archibald Hector McLEAN, a 20 year old Agent from Warrnambool, Victoria. He enlisted on 8 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 4 December 1915.

889 Private Samuel Rutter McMAHON, a 21 year old Dental mechanic from South Yarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 February 1919.

879 Private Sydney Walter McMULLEN, a 20 year old Motor engineer from North Fitzroy, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 October 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 25 July 1916.

901 Driver Victor MORTON, a 26 year old Farmer from Petersburg, South Australia. He enlisted on 22 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

849 Private Alfred Weymouth OSBORNE, a 27 year old Warehouse man from Albury, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 August 1919.

842 Driver Cornelius O'SULLIVAN, a 19 year old Rail worker from South Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.

 

882 Sergeant Stanley Thomas PARKES, a 20 year old Draughtsman from Albert Park, Victoria. He enlisted on 3 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

913 Private George Lawrie PEEL, an 18 year old Farmhand from Inverleigh, Victoria. He enlisted on 9 November 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.

 

906 Driver Charles RICHARDS, a 31 year old Engine driver from St Kilda, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 August 1915.

874 Private Abraham Reginald ROBERTS, a 21 year old Clerk from Bendigo, Victoria. He enlisted on 6 October 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 24 August 1915.

838 Driver John Ware ROBINSON, a 23 year old Student from Caulfield, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 January 1919.

820 Private Richard Louis Stanford ROGERS, a 21 year old Station hand from Yarck, Victoria. He enlisted on 30 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 2 November 1917.

 

916 Private William Maurice SCOTT, a 37 year old Cook from Port Darwin NT. He enlisted on 9 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.

915 Private Joseph Simpson SEATREE, a 35 year old Clerk from Stawell, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

876 Private Douglas James SEYMOUR, a 22 year old Teacher from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 13 December 1918.

801 Bugler Charles Wilfred SHELDON, a 20 year old Glass trader from Northcote, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 March 1916.

881 Private William Henry SHOEBRIDGE, a 24 year old Student from Mt Barker, South Australia. He enlisted on 30 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 September 1915.

813 Private Albert William SHUGG, a 20 year old Student from Kew, Victoria. He enlisted on 2 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 March 1916.

899 Driver Leslie William SIMPKIN, a 20 year old Labourer from Lexton, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 31 January 1919.

833 Private Charles SQUIRE, a 20 year old Agriculturist from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.

832 Private Arthur Vincent STANLEY, a 22 year old Clerk from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.

896 Driver Frank STOKES, a 19 year old Blacksmith from North Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 2 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

Dr Captain Gerald Eugene Macdonald STUART, a 25 year old Doctor from Rockhampton, Queensland. He enlisted on 7 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

802 Corporal Albert Michael SULLIVAN, a 30 year old Teacher from Maryborough, Victoria. He enlisted on 29 August 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

 

912 Private Mordaunt Hepbourne TEMPLE, a 24 year old Barman from Mile End, South Australia. He enlisted on 10 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.

892 Driver Charles George THOMAS, a 24 year old Driver from Gilberton, South Australia. He enlisted on 9 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.

890 Private Stanley C. THOMAS, a 19 year old Groom from Mordialloc, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 November 1918.

851 Driver Denis Charles TOBIN, a 26 year old Labourer from Balranald, New South Wales. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.

863 Bugler George Echert TROST, a 22 year old Dentist from East St Kilda, Victoria. He enlisted on 18 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

 

831 Private Hadden Kingston VICKERY, a 29 year old Student from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 March 1916.

902 Private Arthur John VINES, a 22 year old Jackeroo from Sunnyside, Victoria. He enlisted on 17 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 January 1919.

 

853 Driver Gordon George WAKE, a 23 year old Motor mechanic from Toowoomba, Queensland. He enlisted on 2 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 December 1918.

810 Private Hugh Alexander WALES, a 27 year old Salesman from Pyramid Hill, Victoria. He enlisted on 3 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.

884 S/Sgt John Mercer WALKER, a 27 year old Chemist from Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 September 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 22 August 1918.

862 Sergeant William WALLACE, a 21 year old Clerk from Bairnsdale, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 August 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 4 May 1917.

Dr Captain Edward Rowden WHITE, a 31 year old Doctor from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 23 August 1917.

910 Corporal Francis Edward WHITE, a 19 year old Liftman from Northcote, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.

908 Driver Thomas Edward WHYTE, a 20 year old Jeweller from Albert Park, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

888 Corporal Frank James WILLETT, a 44 year old Storeman from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 24 June 1916.

877 Private John A. WILLIAMS, a 29 year old Painter from Nooranda East, Victoria. He enlisted on 8 October 1914; but at this point, all trace is lost of this man., .

811 Private William Henry WRIGHT, a 26 year old Cutter from East Malvern, Victoria. He enlisted on 27 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.

914 Driver Leonard Montgomery WYKES, a 25 year old Grocer from Mt Albert, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 22 January 1917.

 

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Next: 1st Reinforcement

 

Sources Used:

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

3rd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, "A" Squadron

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Tuesday, 30 March 2010 4:27 PM EADT
Monday, 8 November 2004
Australian Horse, Training Begins, 1898 - The Boys in Green, Part 2
Topic: Militia - LHN - 3/11/7

 AH

Australian Horse

 Training Begins, 1898

1st (Volunteer) Australian Horse [1897 - 1903]
1st Australian Horse (Boer War) [1899 - 1901]
3rd (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1919 - 1935]
7th/21st (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1936-1937]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1937 - 1942]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Motor Regiment [1942 - 1943]
7th/21st (Australian Horse) Recce Regiment 1948 - 1937]
7th/21st Australian Horse [1949 - 1957]

 Hearth and Home

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

Allied with: King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment).

 

The following article about the Australian Horse and the Birth of a Regiment 1897 was written as Chapter 1 in the booklet produced by the Centenary Publications, Harden, August 1997 and produced by Clarion Editions at Binalong called, The Boys in Green - A Centenary History of the 1st Australian Horse and the Light Horse Units of Harden and Murrumburrah, New South Wales, and this extract is from pp. 6 - 12.

 

Chapter 1, Part 2

Training Begins, 1898


By February 1898 the members of the 1st Australian Horse were doing an unusual amount of foot and mounted drill. The Harden Murrumburrah portion of the regiment was no exception to the rule. Sergeant Watt had the men out pretty regularly, and giving thorn various courses of instructions. At first it was thought the reported cable from En land about mobilising the forces of the colony; ha something to do with these frequent drills. But it was on account of the men being required to go to the encampment at Easter that the extra work was being done. (Murrumburrah Signal, 19 February 1898)

After the Easter encampment it was reported "The members of the 1st Australian Horse were rather Green in more senses than one, but their conduct is said to have been very creditable". (Murrumburrah Signal, 16 April 1898)

By May 1898 the squadron must have felt they were ready to take on the world because it was reported in the Murrumburrah Signal, Saturday 7 May 1898:- "A member of the Murrumburrah Harden contingent says there will not be peace amongst the nations until the 1st Australian Horse go over to fight them. We don't know about the peace, but we are pretty certain there would be pieces as the result of the engagement". (Murrumburrah Signal, 7 May 1898)

It was not all drills; the men still found time for some fun. On 11 June 1898 they played a game of football against Harden-Murrumburrah. It was never reported who won the match, only the fact that Dr Parry was made Medical Officer for the 1st Australian Horse.

Popularity of the 1st Australian Horse was growing and desire to establish contingents of the corps in several electorates were made, but the regiment was limited to 410 members. On Wednesday 30 June 1898 several members of the Assembly headed by Mr J C Watson M.L.A. asked the Colonial Secretary to raise the numbers to 1000. (Murrumburrah Signal, 2 July 1898)

Meanwhile the half squadron of the Harden Murrumburrah 1st Australian horse were busy preparing for a 3 day encampment to be held at Cootamundra on 13 to 16 October. It would include Harden-Murrumburrah, Gundagai and Cootamundra.

Lieutenant Miller (Cootamundra) issued the following circular to the men under his command;

"in sending you the attached circular I point out that the fast district camp will be held from the evening of Thursday, 13 October, to Sunday 16 October, and as I have every desire to have our district well represented and this unit of our Bush Force all present for the inspection of the Major General and our colonel, I will be glad if you will send in your name as willing to come to this the first camp ever held in our vicinity, If you are unable to attend, it is necessary far you to send in your arms, uniform and equipment for annual inspection. Please reply to enable me to make arrangements for rations, forage, etc, and on receipt of replies I will call a parade and furnish full particulars".

(Murrumburrah Signal, 8 September 1898)

"Some thirty (30) members of the Harden Murrumburrah half squadron of the 1st Australian Horse fell into line at the orderly rooms, opposite the show grounds, at 2 o'clock on Thursday 13 October and then rode through the town four deep, on their way to the scene of the camp. Our boys looked a bright soldierly lot of defenders, their neat uniforms, handsome chargers and general appearance causing much enthusiasm amongst the large number of residents who witnessed their departure. The sight was a most inspiring one and the men carried with them the very best wishes of our people for their success in the encampment and a safe return home.
(Murrumburrah Signal, 15 October 1898)


The encampment of members of the 1st Australian Horse from Harden Murrumburrah, Gundagai and Cootamundra was a great success. Major General French, Commander-in-Chief of the New South Wales forces, Colonel Mackay and Major the Hon. WT Brand (10th Hussars) were in attendance, and after the men had gone through the march past and numerous drills, the former complimented them on their efficiency and also spoke many words of encouragement to the men.

 

Australian Horse together with New South Wales Lancers

[Men and NCOs of the Australian Horse in dark green uniform with comrades of the New South Wales Lancers, who wore uniforms of khaki faced with red; date unknown. The men are identified as: Top: Ryan, Byrnes, Warren. Bottom: J. O'Connell, Whitney Howard, Baily, W. Bradford. From: The Boys in Green, p. 7.]

 

Murrumburrah-Harden laid claim to the honour of sending the largest number of men to the encampment, but as ours was the first half squadron this is only just as things should be.

"The men in camp underwent a course of rigorous training in camp routine, mounted and foot drills, use of arms, squadron drill, outpost duties as advance and rear guards, field firing, and all practical work of an encampment."
(Murrumburrah Signal, 21 October 1898)


After the encampment Colonel Mackay sent the following message to be read to the men:

“To my comrades how deeply I appreciate their self sacrifice and devotion to duty by their presence in camp and their displaying their love of Country".


The message was received with three cheers for Colonel Mackay.

(Murrumburrah Signal, 22 October 1898)

The next major event that the Harden-Murrumburrah half squadron was involved in was a Military Tournament which was held 26 January 1899.

FIRST AUSTRALIAN HORSE
MURRUMBURRAH AND HARDEN HALF SQUADRON
GRAND MILITARY TOURNAMENT ON MURRUMBURRAH RACECOURSE,
ANNIVERSARY DAY, JANUARY 26, 1899,
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MAJOR-GENERAL FRENCH


President: JK Bourke, Lieutenant - Commanding Murrumburrah and Harden Half Squadron.
Vice President: CW Russell, Lieutenant.
Committee:

A. Barnes
R. Fallon
D. Macansh
J. Hobson
A. Barnes
S.A. Fallon
Thos. Allsopp
R. Aiken
A. Fallon
J. Cordon


PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

1st Event at 12 o'clock noon.

Jumping files over three hurdles.

Prize 20s, entrance Is; points to be given for position of hands, riding, pace, dress, carrying of swords.

2nd Event at 12.30 p.m.

Single tent pegging.

Prize a trophy, entrance 1s. The dimensions of the pegs will be - length 12 inches (subject to nature of ground), width 3 inches, length above ground 6 inches. The horse must be at full speed when peg is struck or taken, the horse is not to be struck with the lance to increase speed, the spear must have the regulation point approved of by the committee; point of lance to be kept up until 15 yards from peg; the peg must be carried 20 yards after taking or the "take" cannot be claimed; two runs only.

Luncheon at 1 o'clock.

 

3rd Event 2 o'clock.

Sword Exercise by Teams.
Prize 2 pound, entrance 1s.

4th Event at 2.1 5 pm.

 

Cavalry Remount Race of 1/2 mile.

For bona fide cavalry horses that have attended last District Encampment or regular drills for six months, owners to ride in full uniform and arms, Prize a trophy, entrance 1s.

5th Event at 2.30 pm.

 

Bayonet Competition.

Open to Infantry only; for teams of 4 men a side; 3 teams or no prize. Prize 2 pounds, entrance Is.

6th Event at 3 o'clock.

 

Cleaving Turk's Head.

Prize a trophy, entrance Is. Horse to go at fair speed over one jump 3 foot high, cutting off head before landing the cut to be to the right of cavalry, two runs only.

7th Event at 3.30 pm.

 

Victoria Cross Race.

Prize a trophy, entrance 1s, 3 heads and posts rill be placed four horses lengths outside a zereba; a number of figures representing wounded men will be placed at the end of the course. Start in sections of threes, and on the word march each man will draw sword, jump the zereba, sever a head, and return sword, dismount, place dummy astride his saddle, mount and return over the zereba to the starting point. Dummies must be carried astride, and full course completed to avoid disqualification.

8th Event at 4 o'clock.

 

Open Handicap Race of 2 pound.

Second horse 10s from the prize; entrance 2s 6d; lowest weight lost; distance 3/4 mile.

9th Event at 4.30 pm.

 

Wrestling on Horseback.

Prize 2 pound, entrance 1s.

1) Teams of 8 men aside will face each other at a
distance of 20 yards, horses to be stripped of
everything except bridles.

2) On the order "Match" the teams meet and
wrestle for 2 minutes, unless all are unhorsed.

3) No competitor to remount.

4) Any part of a man's body touching the ground
to he considered to be unhorsed.

5) No spurs to be used.

To view video footage of Horseback Wrestling, the link below is of film taken in 1914 for AIF Light Horse training purposes demonstrating the principles involved in this activity. The film clip is 5mb in size.

AIF Horseback Wrestling

 

10th Event at 5 o'clock.

 

Loyd Lindsay Race.

Trophies for Prizes, entrance 1s. Teams of 4 men ride over three hurdles 3 foot finches high, three men to dismount and double back to each hurdle jumped and fire 3 rounds kneeling, this performance to be repeated at each hurdle finally galloping to a position to be pointed out by the Master of the arena. Points to be taken for style in jumping, volleys fired and time for the whole course, the Number 3 in each team holding horses need not carry carbine.

 

Victorian Mounted Rifle Team demonstrating principles of the Loyd Lindsay Race, c. 1900.

 

11th Event at 5.30 pm.

 

See: The Loyd Lindsay Competition

 

Cavalry Remount Race.

Prize a trophy, entrance 1s; 1 mile, for bona fide cavalry horses that have attended last district encampment or regular drills for 6 months, no arms need be carried; owners to ride in uniform.

GENERAL RULES

1. The decision of the judges to he final in all cases.
2. All events are open to all officers and men of the 1st Australian Horse Regiment, except the 5th event, which is open to Infantry only.
3. The committee reserve the right to reject an entry from any person should they so desire, and also the right to prevent any person from competing after having entered, the fee in such case to be returned.
4. The committee reserve the right to strike out any event through insufficient entries or other causes.
5. All disputes to be referred to the committee, whose decision shall be final, and not subject to any action at all.
6. Nominations for horse races will he accepted on the ground not later than 11.00 am. For all other events nominations must be In the hands of secretary not later than 19 January 1899. The Regimental Mounted Band will be in attendance.


Concert at night in the Assembly Hall, Murrumburrah.
John O'Connell Hon. Sec.
Saturday January 7 1899,

"The grand military sports in connection with the Harden-Murrumburrah

"Visitors came from various portions of the southern districts, and the neighbouring town of Young was particularly well represented. The day was hot, but the rats of old sol were nicely tempered by a cool breeze. There was a splendid muster of the Local members of the Nurse, and headed by the splendid mounted brass hand from Goulburn, the procession through Murrumburrah Harden was a particularly brilliant one and watched with much enthusiasm by hundreds of our residents as the mounted men proceeded to the trysting ground, under the command of Lieutenant Jas Bourke. The members of the volunteer force from Young, under the command of Captain Millard and Instructor McCreanor, were much admired, their deportment and marching generally being all that could be desired. The members of the Horse from Cootamundra, Gundagai and Goulburn also looked well and were worthy specimens of the true Australian soldier. The attendance of the general public was very large, and the numerous events were much appreciated.

Just a little before midday Colonel Mackay accompanied by Adjutant Thompson, arrived on the ground, and received a very worthy military reception. After inspecting the men and speaking a few words of encouragement to them, the Colonel took up a position beneath a flag opposite the grandstand and then the pleasing ceremony of the march past was gone through. Then the day’s sports were entered upon. We might add that the splendid music of the Goulburn Band added very greatly to the enjoyment of the days outing.

Adjutant Thompson, staff Sergeant Murphy, Lieutenants Bourke and Russell and Sergeant O'Connell were the men credited with putting on such an enjoyable days outing, after all it was Harden Murrumburrah's first attempt at such a venture, and the people of the town and district were proud of these men's efforts.
(Murrumburrah Signal, 28 January 1899)

"The grand military sports in connection with the Harden-Murrumburrah half squadron of 1st Australian Horse eventuated on the local racecourse on 26 January 1899 and were a great success.

The day continued on into the evening with a concert, which also was a great success according to a report that appeared in the Murrumburrah Signal as follows:

"The concert at night was a great success, the attendance being large and most of the items really good. Adjutant Thompson managed affairs with tact and excellent judgment.

The Regimental Band from Goulburn, under the baton of Bandmaster Wilkie, played a nice opening piece in capital time, after which our local orchestra, conducted by Mr J Connors, gave the pretty waltz (Youth and Beauty) very sweetly, and also played one or two, very nice pieces during the evening. Sergeant Lack (Goulburn) was enthusiastically encored for singing "The Soldiers of the Queen", and Miss Drum was similarly honoured for vocalising with much expression the number "The song that reached my heart?' Mr Wimbey of Goulburn, sings with good judgment and possesses a rare deep voice, which was much appreciated in the items Marching to the front" and "When the evening sun is low". Mr R Macansh recited "Tambaroora Jim" and "Outback" intelligently and well, after which the Goulburn team gave a very interesting and really capital exhibition with singlesticks, and the men were lordly, frequently and most deservedly applauded.

Colonel Mackay then addressed those present complimenting the men on the success of the day's outing, and saying how proud he was to have such a worthy lot of men under his command. He thanked the Infantry at Young for assisting and hoped to see all his men in camp at Easter. Mrs Mackay then presented the prizes. Both Colonel and Mrs Mackay were most enthusiastically received.

Mr Wedd (Goulburn) got a great reception for the excellent way in which he sang "Tommy Atkins" and his actions and jovial manner were even more successful in the comic number "Duck - foot Sue" and he bad to appear three times before the audience allowed him to finally depart.

Mr D Dickson played a very nice flute solo, after which Mr Lazarus caused great amusement and enthusiasm with the comic number "There's nothing in it" which he gave in character and with his usual ability, and received a very hearty encore. The concert concluded by all present singing "Auld Lang Syne" and "God save the Queen", and giving hearty cheers for Colonel Mackay, Adjutant Thompson and others".
(Murrumburrah Signal, 28 January 1899)

 

"Although everything seemed to be exciting, everyone was not of the same opinion and it was really surprising how the noble and generous efforts of some public men are ridiculed and made little of by a certain class of individuals. Many sneers and vulgar abuse was hurled at Colonel Mackay and his excellent body of military men, the 1st Australian Horse, but of course it came from such uninfluential and obscure quarters that the worthy Colonel and his men could afford to treat it all with silent contempt. Nevertheless, it was annoying to have people, who probably were not worthy to clean his boots, trying in an underhand way to make little of Mr Mackay and his truly noble and patriotic efforts to defend the very best: 'interest of his native land.

"Since war, or being prepared for war, is a really necessary evil, was it not nobler, grander and for more patriotic to see the sons of our own beloved country striking out, if needs be, in defence of Australia's rights and liberties, instead of acting the part of ours and getting others to do the fighting for us? Most assuredly it was, and to have an Australian leader on the battle field was an honour of which ever true Australian should be proud."
(Murrumburrah Signal, 4 February 1899)


It was about this time when rumours were about that Colonel Mackay was going to give politics away and devote all his time to the 1st Australian Horse, at a salary of 1500 pounds. The first part of the story would appear feasible, but when it came to the salary, the whole thing collapses, for Mr Mackay's connection with the Australian Horse was solely honorary, and at that time did not get a penny for his services. (Murrumburrah Signal, 19 February 1898)

 

Australian Horse camp at Constitution Hill, 1899

[From: The Boys in Green, p. 11.]

 

Despite these few problems the half squadron of the Harden-Murrumburrah 1st Australian Horse carried on training. They took part in the sports at Young on St Patrick's Day in March 1899 and they spoke very highly of the excellent and most hospitable manner in which they were treated whilst there. (Murrumburrah Signal, 25 March 1899). They camped at the foot of Constitution Hill for some days while attending the Easter exercises in Sydney, and according to a report in the Murrumburrah Signal "They got pretty well washed away with the rain on Easter Tuesday , they needed a strong constitution to save them from getting ill." (Murrumburrah Signal,  5 April 1899).

Judging from the brilliant work put in by the Fallon brothers, Duncan Macansh, Jack O'Connell, Tommy Allsopp and one or two others at the military sports in Sydney, it was evident that the members of the Murrumburrah-Harden 1st Australian Horse could hold their own with any of their more experienced rivals at the game.

Indeed it was said that had the decisions in one instance been according to merit, two of the local men would have scored 1st prize. Jack O'Connell had the pluck and backbone to tell the judge so too, though he got into hot water in certain quarters for striking out manfully for what he considered to be the just rights of the members of the half squadron to which he belonged. (Murrumburrah Signal, 29 April 1899)

The half squadron of the Murrumburrah Harden 1st Australian Horse also did a lot of work to support the surrounding District. They held sports days and Balls, at one sports day they made 23 pounds which they donated to the Young and Cootamundra Hospitals. (Murrumburrah Signal, 30 September 1899)

Eleven days later the British Empire found itself at war, after years of tension with the Boer republics of Transvaal and Orange Free State. On 11 October, 1899, Boer mounted troops struck across the border into Natal and surrounded Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking.

 

 

Previous: Australian Horse, Birth of a Regiment 1897 - The Boys in Green, Part 1

Next: 1st Australian Horse Boer War Service - The Boys in Green

 

Further Reading:

3rd/11th/7th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: Australian Horse, Training Begins, 1898 - The Boys in Green, Part 2

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 2 July 2010 10:58 PM EADT
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 7, 1896
Topic: Militia - LHN - 2/9/6

NSWMR

New South Wales Mounted Rifles

History, Part 7, 1896

New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1888 - 1903]
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1918 - 1941]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Motor Regiment [1941 - 1943]
6th Australian Armoured Car Regiment [1941 - 1943]
6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Motor Regiment [1948 - 1949]
6th New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1949 - 1958]
Royal New South Wales Regiment [1958 - 1960]

Toujours pret - Always Ready

March - The Kynegad Slashers

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

Allied with: King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment).

 

The following is the seventh extract from a manuscript written by an anonymous author. The hand written manuscript outlines the history of the 2nd ALHR NSW Mounted Rifles from commencement in 1888, until 5 April 1899, when history ceases. From the internal evidence of the manuscript, it appears to have been composed sometime from July 1903 to 1904.

 

The anonymous manuscript.

 

The seventh extract from the manuscript.

 

Camp 1896

On 25th January 1896, the Mounted Brigade marched into camp at Campbelltown for a four days' course of Continuous Training. The whole of the Mounted Rifle Regiment going under canvas with the exception of No. 4 (Tenterfield-Inverell) Squadron, the expense being too great to convey them to the place of concentration for such a short period.

 

Colonel Hutton to be Honorary Colonel, 13 June 1896

On the 13th June 1896, Colonel Edward Thomas Henry Hutton, CB, ADC to Her Majesty the Queen, formerly Major General Commanding the Military Forces of New South Wales, was appointed Honorary Colonel, to the New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

 

Colonel MacDonald Retired 19 June 1896

On the 19th June 1896, Colonel MM McDonald, Commandant of the Mounted Rifles retired.

 

Headquarters to Camden, 1 September 1896

On 1st September 1896, the Headquarters of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles was moved from Sydney to Camden.

 

Duff Competition

On the 23rd October 1896, the annual competition for the "Duff Challenge Cup" took place on the Randwick Rifle Rang. The cup being won this year by a section from No. 2 Camden Half Company of the Mounted Rifles commanded by Sergeant Small. The winning section of last year's competition being only beaten by one point for first place.

 

Previous: New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 6, 1895

Next: New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 8, 1897

 

Further Reading:

2nd/9th/6th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 7, 1896

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 2 July 2010 10:39 AM EADT
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 28th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA

2nd LHFA, AIF

2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 28th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A15 Port Sydney

 

2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 28th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney 8 May 1917.

The HMAT A15 Star of England, later renamed Port Sydney, weighed 9,136 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 22 September 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,

Fate.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

14355 Private David Black McHAFFIE, a 28 year old Presbyterian Minister from Nerang, Queensland. He enlisted on 14 September 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.

 

14352 Private Frank Waldo POTTS, a 28 year old Tailor from Hill End, Queensland. He enlisted on 13 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 September 1919.

 

14354 Private Arthur Edward ROBBINS, a 21 year old Bootmaker from Maryborough, Queensland. He enlisted on 7 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

14353 Private Henry Percy WATT, a 24 year old Cinegraph operator from New Farm, Queensland. He enlisted on 29 September 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

Previous:  27th Reinforcement

Next: 29th Reinforcement Port Lincoln Group

 

Sources Used:

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:

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 28th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Monday, 29 March 2010 8:01 PM EADT

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