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Monday, 6 December 2004
11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse, December 1912
Topic: Militia - LHN - 3/11/7

11th ALH

11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse

December 1912

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 - 1949]
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).

 

District

Southern New South Wales

Brigade

3rd Brigade, Southern and Western New South Wales

Headquarters

Goulburn

Honorary Colonel  

The Right Honorable W Earl Beauchamp, KCMG

Commanding Officer
 Lieutenant Colonel JE Jackson (1 October 1911)

Adjutant 

Captain FR Wedd (12 February 1906)

Quartermaster 

Honorary Lieutenant EW Hunt (16 October 1910) 

Medical Officer

Captain WAH Burkitt

Veterinary Officer

Vacant

Area Officers

Captain FR Wedd (12 February 1906) Goulburn South

Lieutenant NB Taylor (13 June 1910) Tamworth

Lieutenant E Twynam (29 November 1909) Goulburn

Second Lieutenant W Beck (3 March 1908) Orange

Second Lieutenant T Smith, Area Officer Cootamundra

 

 

Machine Gun Section:

Cooma

Second Lieutenant OC Devereaux

 

"A" Squadron, Goulburn - Braidwood - Adelong - Michelago - Bungendore - Cooma.

Captain WU Alley (4 January 1907)

Lieutenant  SF Betts (21 January 1908)

Lieutenant FDW Oatley (10 October 1910)

Second Lieutenant WM Chisholm (11 September 1911)

Second Lieutenant P Kelly (7 December 1908)

Second Lieutenant TLF Rutledge (11 November 1910)

Second Lieutenant HOC Maddrell (4 January 1911)

 

"B" Squadron,  Bega - Pambula - Tilba Tilba.

Lieutenant TEWW Irwin, (1 September 1906)

Second Lieutenant CH Bate (4 September 1911)

Second Lieutenant HP Faulkner (29 November 1909)

Second Lieutenant HJ Howard (6 November 1911)

Second Lieutenant J Maloney (17 July 1911)

Second Lieutenant T Smith (13 February 1911)

 

"C" Squadron, Murrumburrah - Cootamundra

Captain TP Allsopp (1 July 1909)

Lieutenant RK Richards (19 July 1909)

Second Lieutenant PJ Bartley (17 May 1909)

Second Lieutenant J Kelly

Second Lieutenant AD Reid (28 October 1912)

Second Lieutenant A Taunton (22 July 1912)

 

 

Previous: 3rd (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse, June 1912

Next: 11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse, 1913

 

Further Reading:

3rd/11th/7th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 
Citation: 11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse, December 1912

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 3 July 2010 11:11 PM EADT
6th (New England) Australian Light Horse Regiment, December 1912
Topic: Militia - LHN - 6/5/12

5th ALH

5th Australian (New England) Light Horse

December 1912

Australian Horse [1897 - 1903]
6th Australian (Australian Horse) Light Horse [1903 - 1906]
6th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse [1907 - 1912]
5th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse Regiment [1912 - 1918]
12th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse Regiment [1919 - 1942]
12th (New England Light Horse) Motor Regiment [1942 - 1942]
12th (New England Light Horse) Armoured Car Regiment [1942 - 1943]
12th/16th (Hunter River Lancers) Armoured Car Regiment [1948 - ]

Virtutis Fortuna Comes - Fortune is the Companion of Valour

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

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

 

 

District

New England

Brigade

2nd Brigade


Headquarters

Armidale

Honorary Colonel 

The Right Honorable William Lygon Earl Beauchamp, KCMG.

Commanding Officer 

Lieutenant Colonel William Frank Everett, 10 November 1910, Tenure of command from 1 July 1910 to 30 June 1915.

Second in Command

Major Percy Phipps Abbott, 22 June 1908.

Adjutant

Vacant.

Quartermaster 

Honorary Lieutenant Herbert James Godfrey, 1 February 1912.

Medical Officer

Captain Arthur Joseph Mackenzie, 5 March 1912.

Veterinary Officer

Vacant.

Area Officers

Captain Charles George Gordon, 3 August 1908.

 


 
Machine Gun Section

Armidale

Lieutenant Robert Furnifull Craigie, 21 November 1909.

 

 

"A" Squadron, Tenterfield - Glen Innes - Guyra

Captain James Moffatt Reid, 19 February 1907.

Captain Frederick Norris Lowther-Crofton, 2 August 1908.

Lieutenant Harold Fletcher White, 21 January 1908.

Lieutenant James Frederick White, 1 July 1909.

Lieutenant Frithiof Valdemar Wikner, 1 July 1910.

Second Lieutenant Frederick Henry Bigg Curtis, 18 January 1909. 

Second Lieutenant Michael Frederick Bruxner, 11 September 1911.  

 

"B" Squadron, Armidale - Tamworth - Manilla 

Captain Thomas Norman Johnstone, 3 August 1908.

Captain John Lorimer Gibson Johnstone, 28 June 1912.

Lieutenant Frank Page Cousens, 1 July 1906.

Second Lieutenant Harold Charles Veness, 29 November 1909. 

 

"C" Squadron, Inverell - Moree - Narrabri 

Lieutenant Walter Spencer Lawry, 19 May 1908.

Lieutenant Heathcote Wyndham, 19 May 1908.

Lieutenant Alec Frederick Avern, 1 July 1912.  

 

 

Previous: 6th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, June 1912

Next: 5th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, 1913

 

 

Further Reading:

6th/5th/12th Australian (New England) Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 
Citation: 5th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, December 1912

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 2:28 PM EADT
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 30th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 30th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A73 Commonwealth

 

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 30th Reinforcementp, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth 2 November 1917.

The HMAT A73 Commonwealth weighed 6,616 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 23 June 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

 

18118 Private Henry James BARTLETT, a 26 year old Clerk from Auburn, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 February 1917; and subsequently Died of Disease, 28 October 1918.

 

18111 Private Robert Lawrence HAGGER, a 32 year old Financier from Darlington, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

18112 Private Lionel Pierce HALL, a 23 year old Clerk from Potts Point, New South Wales. He enlisted on 16 January 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 15 February 1918.

18113 Private William Eric HORTON, a 22 year old Clerk from Darlinghurst, New South Wales. He enlisted on 16 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.

18110 Private Thomas Bartholomew HYNES, a 24 year old Draper from Camden, New South Wales. He enlisted on 16 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

 

18114 Private Richard Lindsay MAY, a 41 year old Bookkeeper from St Peters, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.

19266 Private Allan Reginald MORROW, an 18 year old Student from Burswood, New South Wales. He enlisted on 20 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.

 

18116 Private Edmund James RYDER, a 20 year old Clerk from Marrickville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 July 1919.

 

18104 Private Angus Kenneth STUART, a 25 year old Loco Fireman from Edgecliff, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 August 1919.

 

18117 Private Thomas Henry Albert TIERNEY, a 19 year old Shipping Clerk from Woollahra, New South Wales. He enlisted on 11 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 April 1919.

 

Previous:  29th Reinforcement Kyarra Group

Next: 31st 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:

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 30th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 27 March 2010 8:45 AM EADT
28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1912
Topic: Militia - LHN - 28

28th ALH

28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse

1912

 

New South Wales Lancers and New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1885 - 1903]
1st Australian Light Horse and 2nd Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
28th (Illawarra) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1921]
21st (Illawarra) Australian Light Horse [1921 - 1929]
1/21st Australian Light Horse [1929 - 1936]
1st Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1936 - 1939]
1st Machine Gun Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1939 - 1941]
1st Motor Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1941 - 1942]
1st Australian Armoured Regiment, AIF, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1942 - 1942]
Australian Armoured Corps, AIF, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1942 - 1948]
1st Armoured Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1948 - 1949]
1st Royal New South Wales Lancers [1949 - 1952]
1/15 Royal New South Wales Lancers [1952 - ]


 

Royal New South Wales Lancers Badge

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

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

 

District

South Coast New South Wales

Brigade

Vacant 

Headquarters

Albion Park

Honorary Colonel

Vacant

Commanding Officer

Captain Colin Dunmore Fuller, 21 January 1908, Tenure of Command from 1 July 1912 to 30 June 1917

Adjutant

Lieutenant John Augustine Raftery, 9 September 1912.

Quartermaster

Vacant

Medical Officer

Captain Karl Randolph Wilhelm Georgs, 31 January 1911.

Veterinary Officer

Vacant.

Area Officer

Lieutenant John Sylvester Dooley, Boer War Veteran , 1 November 1910.

 

"A" Squadron, Albion Park - Robertson

Lieutenant James David Wood, 13 May 1896.

Second Lieutenant Charles Rene Dunster, 13 September 1909.

Second Lieutenant John Augustine Raftery, 1 January 1910.

Second Lieutenant Hector George Fraser, 4 January 1911.

 

 

"B" Squadron, Canterbury - Dapto

Lieutenant Sydney James Shillington, 19 May 1908.

Lieutenant Phillip Arthur Chambers, 2 April 1910.

 

"C"  Squadron, Milton - Berry

Lieutenant Patrick Connolly, 9 June 1908.

 

 

Previous: 28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse

Next: 28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1913

 

Further Reading:

28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1912


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 28 May 2010 10:22 AM EADT
6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, December 1912
Topic: Militia - LHN - 4/6/16

6th ALH

6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse

December 1912

New South Wales Lancers [1885 - 1903]
4th Australian (New South Wales Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1903 - 1906]
4th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1907 - 1912]
6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1912 - 1918]
16th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1919 - 1936]
16th (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse
Machine Gun Regiment  [1936 - 1942]
16th (Hunter River Lancers) Motor Regiment  [1942 - 1943]

[The elephant's head used on the badges is taken from the family crest of Lord Carrington, Governor of New South Wales from 1885 - 1890 and was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1885 until 1928.

Tenax in fide - Steadfast in Trust

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

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

 

 

District
Hunter River
Brigade
2nd Brigade

Headquarters

West Maitland

Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable Charles Robert Marquis of Lincolnshire, PC, GCMG, 9 February 1886.
Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel John Baldwin Meredith, Boer War Veteran, Boer War Veteran, 11 September 1911, Tenure of Command, 1 November 1911 to 31 October 1915.
Adjutant
Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrew White, 3 July 1911.
Quartermaster
Honorary Lieutenant Charles Thornton Stewart, 13 February 1911.
Medical Officer
Captain James Joseph Hollywood, 27 February 1911.
Veterinary Officer
Vacant.
Area Officers
Captain Harold Henry Waddell, Boer War Veteran, 21 January 1908.

Captain Cecil Horace Granville, Boer War Veteran, 18 November 1912.


Machine Gun Section
West Maitland

Lieutenant Wallace John Secundus Gillies, 1 April 1910.



"A" Squadron, West Maitland - Wickham - Raymond Terrace - Dungog
Captain Edward Windeyer, Boer War Veteran, 10 December 1910.

Second Lieutenant John Robert Hugh McDonald, 3 October 1910.

Second Lieutenant JD Richardson, John Dalyell.

Second Lieutenant Osman Edward Carter, 31 January 1911.

Second Lieutenant Alan Thomas Pearse, 20 February 1911.

Second Lieutenant James William Oliver Davis, 21 August 1911.

Second Lieutenant William Augustus Logan, 2 December 1912.


"B" Squadron, Scone - Muswellbrook
Captain Francis Henry Thrift, 1 July 1912.

Lieutenant McKenzie Samuel Kennedy, 1 March 1906.

Second Lieutenant James Gilbert Asser, 26 September 1910.

Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrew White, 3 July 1911.

Second Lieutenant Robert Edward Ellerton, 2 December 1912.



"C" Squadron, Singleton - Cessnock - Gresford
Lieutenant Percy Faulkner, Boer War Veteran, 4 January 1907.

Lieutenant Audrey Harold Wilkinson, 1 January 1910.

Second Lieutenant Garath Milner Wilkinson, 20 October 1909.

Second Lieutenant Garnet Edmund Iles Tinson, 29 January 1912.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Harold Bird, 14 October 1912.


 

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Further Reading:

4th\6th\16th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, December 1912

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