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Tuesday, 7 December 2004
6th (New England) Australian Light Horse Regiment, June 1912
Topic: Militia - LHN - 6/5/12

6th ALH

6th Australian (New England) Light Horse

June 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 and Liverpool Plains

Brigade

2nd Brigade, Northern New South Wales


Headquarters

Armidale

Honorary Colonel 

The Right Honorable William Lygon Earl Beauchamp, KCMG.

Commanding Officer 

Lieutenant Colonel William Frank Everett, 10 November 1910.

Adjutant

Lieutenant George Alfred Crossman, 1 July 1911.  

Assistant Adjutant 

Captain Charles George Gordon, 3 August 1908.

Quartermaster 

Honorary Lieutenant Robert Thomas Monro, Boer War Veteran, 26 September 1910.

Medical Officer

Vacant.

Veterinary Officer

Vacant.

Area Officers

Captain Charles George Gordon, 3 August 1908.

Lieutenant George Alfred Crossman, 1 July 1911.  

 


 
Machine Gun Section

Glen Innes

Captain Frederick Norris Lowther-Crofton, 2 August 1908.

 

Pom Pom Section

Armidale

Lieutenant Robert Furnifull Craigie, 21 November 1909. 

 

 

1st Tenterfield - Glen Innes Squadron

Major Percy Phipps Abbott, 22 June 1908.

Captain James Moffatt Reid, 19 February 1907.

Lieutenant James Frederick White, 1 July 1909.

Lieutenant Frithiof Valdemar Wikner, 1 July 1910.

Second Lieutenant Michael Frederick Bruxner, 11 September 1911. 

 

2nd Armidale - Guyra  Squadron

Lieutenant John Lorimer Gibson Johnstone, 1 July 1906.

Lieutenant Harold Fletcher White, 21 January 1908.

Lieutenant Linden Howard Russell Higinbotham, 1 July 1910.

Second Lieutenant Frederick Henry Bigg Curtis, 18 January 1909.  

Second Lieutenant Frederick Richmond Forster, 20 February 1911.

 

3rd Inverell - Little Plain Squadron

Captain Charles George Gordon, 3 August 1908.

Lieutenant Walter Spencer Lawry, 19 May 1908.

Lieutenant Heathcote Wyndham, 19 May 1908.

Lieutenant Harold Albert Duckett White, 1 July 1909.

Second Lieutenant Alec Frederick Avern, 18 January 1910.  

Second Lieutenant Thomas Gerald Grice, 20 February 1911. 

 

4th Tamworth - Manilla  Squadron

Captain Thomas Norman Johnstone, 3 August 1908.

Lieutenant Frank Page Cousens, 1 July 1906.

Second Lieutenant Harold Charles Veness, 29 November 1909.

 

 

Previous: 6th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, 1911

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

 

 

Further Reading:

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

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

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

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 2:27 PM EADT
4th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, June 1912
Topic: Militia - LHN - 4/6/16

4th ALH

4th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse

June 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, Northern New South Wales

Headquarters

West Maitland

Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable Charles Robert Earl of Carrington, PC, GCMG, 9 February 1886.
Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel John Baldwin Meredith, Boer War Veteran, Boer War Veteran, 11 September 1911.
Adjutant
Captain Charles Edward Nicholson, Boer War Veteran, 11 July 1911.
Assistant Adjutant
Captain Harold Henry Waddell, Boer War Veteran, 21 January 1908.
Quartermaster
Honorary Lieutenant Charles Thornton Stewart, 13 February 1911.
Medical Officer
Captain James Joseph Hollywood, 27 February 1911.
Veterinary Officer
Vacant.
Area Officers
Captain Charles Edward Nicholson, Boer War Veteran, 11 July 1911.

Captain Harold Henry Waddell, Boer War Veteran, 21 January 1908.

Captain Reginald Saint Patrick Croudace, 21 January 1908.


Machine Gun Section
West Maitland

Lieutenant Wallace John Secundus Gillies, 1 April 1910.


Pom Pom Section
West Maitland

Lieutenant John Thomas Smith, 28 May 1907.




1st Newcastle - Maitland - Cessnock Squadron
Captain Reginald Saint Patrick Croudace, 21 January 1908.

Lieutenant Audrey Harold Wilkinson, 1 January 1910.

Second Lieutenant Garath Milner Wilkinson, 20 October 1909.

Second Lieutenant Alan Thomas Pearse, 20 February 1911.

Second Lieutenant James William Oliver Davis, 21 August 1911.


2nd Raymond Terrace - Dungog Squadron
Captain Edward Windeyer, Boer War Veteran, 10 December 1910.

Second Lieutenant Herbert Leslie Holmes, 10 September 1910.

Second Lieutenant John Robert Hugh McDonald, 3 October 1910.

Second Lieutenant Osman Edward Carter, 31 January 1911.



3rd Singleton - Gresford Squadron
Captain Harold Henry Waddell, Boer War Veteran, 21 January 1908.

Lieutenant Percy Faulkner, Boer War Veteran, 4 January 1907.

Second Lieutenant George Logan Speirs, 20 July 1908.



4th Muswellbrook - Scone Squadron

Captain Edward Reginald White, 1 November 1907.

Lieutenant Francis Henry Thrift, 16 January 1906.

Lieutenant McKenzie Samuel Kennedy, 1 March 1906.

Lieutenant Cecil Horace Granville, Boer War Veteran, 1 March 1906.

Second Lieutenant James Gilbert Asser, 26 September 1910.

Second Lieutenant Walter Richard Nowland, Boer War Veteran, 16 January 1911.

Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrew White, 3 July 1911.

 

 

Previous: 4th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, 1911

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

 

 

Further Reading:

4th\6th\16th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 4th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, June 1912

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 19 June 2010 8:24 PM EADT
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 29th Reinforcement Wiltshire Group
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 29th Reinforcement Wiltshire Group

 

HMAT A18 Wiltshire

 

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 29th Reinforcement Wiltshire Group, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire 31 August 1917.

The HMAT A18 Wiltshire weighed 10,390 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,

Fate.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

17843 Private Leonard BUTLER, an 18 year old Salesman from Balmain, New South Wales. He enlisted on 7 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.

 

17846 Private Esmond Edward LECCHI, a 26 year old Time keeper from North Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

 

17848 Private Archie Kenneth MURRAY, a 22 year old Clerk from Balmain, New South Wales. He enlisted on 12 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 January 1919.

 

17845 Private Arthur Leonard PLUMMER, a 21 year old Clerk from Newtown, New South Wales. He enlisted on 11 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

 

17851 Private Frank VINCENT, a 21 year old Motor mechanic from Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 12 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.

 

17844 Private Frederick Ernest WHITEHEAD, a 20 year old Clerk from North Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 April 1919.

 

Previous:  28th Reinforcement

Next: 29th Reinforcement Kyarra 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:

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, 29th Reinforcement Wiltshire Group

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 27 March 2010 8:49 AM EADT
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 29th Reinforcement Kyarra Group
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 29th Reinforcement Kyarra Group

 

HMAT A55 Kyarra

 

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 29th Reinforcement Kyarra Group, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 September 1917.

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,

Fate.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

17847 Private Walter MERRYMAN, a 32 year old Tram conductor from Kensington, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 August 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.

 

17850 Private Hilton Joseph SEINOR, a 33 year old Miner from West Maitland, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 April 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 6 January 1919.

 

17849 Private Vivian Gordon TYE, a 24 year old Clerk from Darlinghurst, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

17852 Private John Adair WAUHOPE, a 33 year old Sanitary inspector from Randwick, New South Wales. He enlisted on 24 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 January 1919.

 

Previous:  29th Reinforcement Wiltshire Group

Next: 30th 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, 29th Reinforcement Kyarra Group

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 27 March 2010 8:48 AM EADT
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, June 1912
Topic: Militia - LHN - 2/9/6

2nd ALH

2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse

June 1912

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).

 

District
Camden and Western New South Wales.
Brigade
1st Southern and Western New South Wales Brigade.
Headquarters
Sydney
Honorary Colonel 
Lieutenant General Sir Edward Hutton, KCMG, CB.
Commanding Officer
Major AJO Thompson.
Adjutant 
Lieutenant AL Maclean, Area Officer, South African War Verteran, 1 July 1911.

Captain J Heane, Assistant Adjutant, Area Officer, 1 July 1911.
Quartermaster
Honorary Lieutenant CH Jewell, 1 July 1911.
Medical Officer
Vacant.
Veterinary Officer
Vacant.
 
 
Pom Pom Section.
Sydney

Second Lieutenant AW Hyman, 19 September 1910.


Machine Gun Section.

Sydney

Lieutenant AL Maclean, Area Officer, South African War Verteran, 1 July 1911.

 

Number 1, Camden - Picton Squadron.

Captain GMM Onslow, 4 January 1911.

Lieutenant EHK Downes, 1 January 1910.
 
Second Lieutenant RD Holman, 14 March 1910.

Second Lieutenant SMER de L de Bury, Area Officer, South African War Verteran, 19 September 1910.
 

Number 2, Mudgee Squadron.

Captain FS Stacy, 27 June 1911.

Second Lieutenant LW Cox, 13 December 1909.

Second Lieutenant J Kennedy, 31 January 1911.

Second Lieutenant W McQuiggin, 12 June 1911.    

 

Number 3, Molong - Forbes Squadron.

Captain CM Smith, 1 July 1910.

Second Lieutenant HA Sharp, 1 August 1905.

Lieutenant DWA Smith, 29 November 1909.

Second Lieutenant KWA Smith, 14 March 1910.

Second Lieutenant RC Hunter, 19 December 1910.

 

Number 4, Wellington - Dubbo Squadron.

Captain E Martin.

Captain J Heane, Area Officer, 29 June 1911.

Second Lieutenant RCB Barton, 27 June 1911.

Second Lieutenant WD Yuille, 13 March 1911.  

 

Number 5, Canterbury (Two Troops - Garrison) Squadron.

Lieutenant S Shillington, 19 May 1908.

Lieutenant PA Chambers, 2 April 1910. 

 

 

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Further Reading:

2nd/9th/6th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, June 1912

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 2 July 2010 5:34 PM EADT

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