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Tuesday, 4 January 2005
Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, Embarkation Roll, November 1917 Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - Sigs AirlnS

Sigs, Airln Sect, AIF

Signal Service, Airline Section

Embarkation Roll, November 1917 Reinforcement

 

SS Ormonde

 

Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, November 1917 Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board SS Ormonde 2 March 1918.

The SS Ormonde weighed 14,982 tons with an average cruise speed of 18 knots or 33.33 kmph. It was owned by the Orient St Nav Co Ltd, Glasgow. 

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

 

21328 Sapper Arthur John MASSEY, a 19 year old Postal worker from Croydon, New South Wales. He enlisted on 30 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

21329 Sapper Felix Charles McDERMOTT, a 19 year old Telegraphist from East Maitland, New South Wales. He enlisted on 20 June 1917; and subsequently Died of Disease, 14 October 1918.

 

Previous:  October 1917 Reinforcement

Next: December 1917 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:

Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF

Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, Embarkation Roll, November 1917 Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Monday, 22 March 2010 2:11 PM EADT
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement

 

HMAT A12 Saldanha

 

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 2nd Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 5 February 1915.

The HMAT A12 Saldanha weighed 4,594 tons with an average cruise speed of 11 knots or 20.37 kmph. It was owned by the Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 14 June 1917. The Saldanha was torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean, 18 March 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

 

1773 Private Arthur EDE, a 21 year old Farmer from Innisfail, Queensland. He enlisted on 14 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.

 

1771 Private Henry Boake SMITH, a 19 year old Boundary rider from Hyde Park, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.

 

1772 Private Patrick Vaughan TORPY, a 23 year old Tram conductor from Forest Lodge, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 June 1919.

 

Previous:  1st Reinforcement

Next: 3rd 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, 2nd Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 27 March 2010 9:40 AM EADT
Monday, 3 January 2005
2nd/9th/6th Australian Light Horse, Contents
Topic: Militia - LHN - 2/9/6

2nd/9th/6th ALH

2nd/9th/6th Australian Light Horse

Contents

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).

 

History:

Below is a brief historical outline from RK Peacock, Evolution of Australian Light Horse Regiments 1841-1935,  Unpublished MSS, c.1936, p. 6. 

This regiment owes its origin to the formation in 1888 of a Corps of Permanent Mounted Infantry in NSW. In the following year the Upper Clarence River Light Horse and this unit, together with the Bega Battery of Artillery, the Reserve Companies of Infantry at Queanbeyan, Picton, Campbelltown and Inverell, were styled the New South Wales Cavalry Regiment, this continued until 1850 when the permanent corps was disbanded.

By 1893 the NSW Cavalry Regiment had become the New South Wales Mounted Rifles and held this title until the year 1903. At the Federal reorganisation in this year No. 1 Squadron from Molong, No. 2 Squadron from Picton and Camden, and No. 3 Squadron from Forbes, together with "C" Squadron of the 1st Australian Horse from Mudgee and Rylston, and "G" Company and "J" Company of the 3rd N.S.W. Infantry from Wellington and Forbes respectively were amalgamated and became the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment (New South Wales Mounted Rifles). In addition there was the Canterbury 1/2 Squadron, raised in 1900, which became No. 6 Squadron attached to the 2nd A.L.H. Regitment.

In the same re-organisation No. 4 Squadron from Tenterfield and Glenn Innes became part of the 5th A.L.H. Regiment (15th L.H.).

The regiment continued as the 2nd until 1912, when, in the reorganisation of that year it became the 9th Light Horse (New South Wales Mounted Rifles). It saw a further change in 1918 when it was styled 6th Light Horse (New South Wales Mounted Rifles). 

 

Items

History

New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 1, 1888 - 1889 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 2, 1890 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 3, 1891 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 4, 1893 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 5, 1894
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 6, 1895
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 7, 1896
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 8, 1897
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 9, 1898 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, History, Part 10, 1899
 

Newspaper Accounts

 

Regimental Structure 1889 -1920

This section explores the evolution of the Regiment from its first origins as a Commonwealth formation. Each year maps the movement of men and often locations of the various Squadrons and Troops. To get the flavour of the Regiment, it is best to begin the journey at 1889 and follow though each year till 1920.

New South Wales Mounted Rifles

New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1889
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1890 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1891 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1892 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1893 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1894 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1895 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1896 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1897 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1898 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1899 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1900 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1901 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, 1902 
New South Wales Mounted Rifles, June 1903
 
2nd Australian Light Horse
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, December 1903 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1904 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1905 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1906 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1907 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1908 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1909 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1910 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1911 
2nd (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, June 1912 
 
9th Australian Light Horse

9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, December 1912

9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1913 

9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1914 

9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1915 

9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1916 

9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1917 

9th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1918 

 

6th Australian Light Horse

6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1919 

6th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1920 


The sister regiment, 5th Australian Light Horse, maintained the territorial name until completely breaking away and taking on the territorial title "Northern River Lancers" in 1907. 

5th Australian Light Horse

5th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, December 1903
5th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1904
5th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1905
5th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse, 1906

 

Roll of Honour

2nd/9th/6th Australian Light Horse, Roll of Honour

Lest we forget

 

Further Reading:

2nd/9th/6th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 2nd/9th/6th Australian Light Horse, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 1 July 2010 11:43 PM EADT
Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, Embarkation Roll, December 1917 Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - Sigs AirlnS

Sigs, Airln Sect, AIF

Signal Service, Airline Section

Embarkation Roll, December 1917 Reinforcement

 

SS Port Lyttelton

 

Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, December 1917 Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board SS Port Lyttleton 24 June 1918.

The SS Port Lyttelton [sometimes referred to as SS Port Lydelton in Australian sources] was formerly the SS Niwaru but requisitioned in 1916 as a troop ship and renamed to SS Port Lyttelton. The ship weighed 6,444 tons with an average cruise speed of 12 knots or 22.22 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line, London.   

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

 

21379 Sapper Patrick John NEESON, a 21 year old Clerk from Balmoral, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

21378 Sapper Charles James Frederick CHURCH, a 21 year old Carpenter from Petersham, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 October 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

Previous:  November 1917 Reinforcement

Next: January 1918 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:

Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF

Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, Embarkation Roll, December 1917 Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Monday, 22 March 2010 2:10 PM EADT
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement

 

HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale

 

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 3rd Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A6 Clan Mccorquodale 6 February 1915.

The HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale weighed 5,121 tons with an average cruise speed of 15 knots or 27.78 kmph. It was owned by the Cayser, Irvin and Co., Glasgow, and leased by the Commonwealth until 14 April 1915. The Clan Maccorquodale was torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean, 17 November 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

 

1774 Private Henry Percival LEVER, a 21 year old Bank Clerk from Mosman, New South Wales. He enlisted on 18 December 1914; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 5 November 1916.

 

1775 Private Finlay O'Neill McRAE, a 34 year old Tram driver from Waverley, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 30 August 1918.

 

1776 Private Victor Reginald PEACOCK, a 30 year old Wool Buyer from Inverell, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 24 June 1916.

 

Previous:  2nd Reinforcement

Next: 4th 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, 3rd Reinforcement

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Updated: Saturday, 27 March 2010 9:39 AM EADT

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