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Thursday, 10 February 2005
4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, Headquarters Section
Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 Sig Trp

4th LH Sig Trp, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop

Embarkation Roll, Headquarters Section

 

HMAT A31 Ajana

 

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Headquarters Section, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A31 Ajana 31 May 1915.

The HMAT A31 Ajana weighed 7,759 tons with an average cruise speed of 13 knots or 24.07 kmph. It was owned by the Australind SS Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 12 May 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

 

989 Sapper Hugh Graham BARKLEY, a 25 year old Wireless Operator from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 19 April 1919

988 Sapper Sydney BATES, a 25 year old Traveller from Burwood, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 March 1919

990 Sapper Walter BERKLEY, a 33 year old Waiter from Darlinghurst, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 June 1919

991 Driver Percy Clarence BOTTRELL, an 18 year old Tanner from Botany, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 April 1919

981 TSM Frederick BRENNAN, a 27 year old Telegraphist from Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 February 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 May 1916

994 Lance Corporal Raymond Martin BRENNAN, a 20 year old Time keeper from Neutral Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 1919

993 Driver Claude Richard Henry BRYANT, a 21 year old Wireless Operator from Hamilton, New South Wales. He enlisted on 18 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 April 1919

986 Corporal John Leslie Gibson BUCKLAND, a 27 year old Telegraphist from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 May 1919

992 Driver Noel BUXTON, a 25 year old Seaman from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 February 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 22 March 1916

 

987 Sapper James William COX aka James William ALLEN, a 22 year old Loco fireman from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 June 1919

995 Sapper Clifford Gordon CRANE, a 21 year old Uni Student from Croydon, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 March 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 16 March 1917

982 Sergeant John CRAWFORD, a 40 year old Packer from Waverley, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 March 1919

 

997 Sapper Charles Richard DEAN, a 22 year old Seaman from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 March 1919

998 Sapper James DOYLE, a 21 year old Telephonist from Leichhardt, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 19 April 1919

984 Corporal William DUNCAN, a 36 year old Miner from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 18 February 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 18 October 1919

 

Captain John Edward FRASER, a 37 year old Accountant from Petersham, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 June 1919

999 Driver Lionel William FRASER, a 23 year old Letter sorter from Emmaville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 March 1919

 

1000 Shoeing Smith Basil Roy GIBSON, a 28 year old Blacksmith from West Brunswick, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 February 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 22 May 1918

 

1003 Sapper James Charles HACKNEY, a 20 year old Telegraphist from Summer Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 24 April 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 19 February 1919

1002 Sapper William Henry Salmon HAYLEY, a 22 year old Wireless operator from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 7 March 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 24 February 1919

1001 Sapper Oscar Nelson HENRY, a 24 year old Telegraphist from Wyong, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 March 1920

 

1004 Lance Corporal James JICKELL, a 26 year old Mariner from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 February 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 21 July 1916

 

983 Sergeant Joseph KENNEDY, a 28 year old Market gardener from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 April 1919

1005 Sapper William Raymond KINGSFORD, an 18 year old Clerk from Double Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 March 1919

1017 Sapper Charles Edward KINGSFORD-SMITH, an 18 year old Electrical Engineer from Neutral Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 February 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 16 March 1917

 

985 Corporal Peter Stewart MacDONALD, a 28 year old Mariner from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 16 December 1914; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 25 May 1916

1006 Sapper Arthur Ernest McGAVICK, a 22 year old Carpenter from North Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 March 1919

 

1008 Sapper Jack O'BRIEN, a 23 year old Telegraphist from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 30 October 1919

1009 Lance Corporal James George Kennedy O'BRIEN, a 20 year old Electrician from Hurlstone Park, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 11 May 1919

 

1010 Sapper Gilbert Douglas PERRY, a 20 year old Surveyor & Civil Engineer from Marrickville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 March 1915; and subsequently Died of Accident, 29 June 1918

1011 Sapper Jack Cedric PRICE, a 28 year old Fitter from Homebush, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 May 1919

1024 Sapper Thomas Malcolm PRICE, a 27 year old Builder from Homebush, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 May 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 May 1919

1012 Driver Thomas Edward PRIOR, an 18 year old Linesman from Elmore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 November 1919

 

1013 Sapper Daniel John REID, a 24 year old Carpenter from Carlton, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 January 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 21 May 1916

 

1014 Sapper Walter Henry SANDELL, a 27 year old Electrician from Haberfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 November 1919

1015 Sapper Herbert Cecil SLADE, a 36 year old Accountant from Croydon, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 July 1916

1016 Sapper Stanley Lazelle SMITH, a 21 year old Clerk from Haberfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 February 1915; and subsequently Died of Disease, 29 June 1916

1019 Sapper Arthur Edgar STOCQUELER, a 26 year old Storeman from Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 25 January 1919

1018 Driver Allen Edmund SWANTON, a 19 year old Carpenter from North Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 April 1919

 

1021 Sapper William WADE, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 February 1915; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 21 October 1917

1022 Sapper William Manesyn WALLIS, a 21 year old Seaman from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 January 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 10 September 1917

1020 Lance Corporal Arthur WARING, a 27 year old Traveller from Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 May 1919

1023 Sapper George WATSON, a 21 year old Seaman from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 February 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 1 December 1919.

 

Previous:  4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF

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:

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, Headquarters Section

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 21 March 2010 3:41 PM EADT
Saturday, 5 February 2005
4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 1st Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 Sig Trp

4th LH Sig Trp, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop

Embarkation Roll, 1st Reinforcement

 

HMAT A31 Ajana

 

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 1st Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A31 Ajana 31 May 1915.

The HMAT A31 Ajana weighed 7,759 tons with an average cruise speed of 13 knots or 24.07 kmph. It was owned by the Australind SS Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 12 May 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

 

1171 Sapper Ronald George DUNN, a 20 year old Grocer from Haberfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.

 

1172 Sapper Allen George Edward HEYNE, a 33 year old Lay missionary from Leichhardt, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 February 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 January 1919.

 

1173 Sapper Albert Emmanuel LEE, a 37 year old Chauffeur from Paddington, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 February 1915; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 21 September 1917.

 

1174 Sapper Stanley WOODS, a 24 year old Traveller from Double Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 February 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 29 January 1916.

 

Previous:  Headquarters Section

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:

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 1st Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 21 March 2010 3:37 PM EADT
Thursday, 3 February 2005
4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 Sig Trp

4th LH Sig Trp, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop

Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement

 

SS Makarini

 

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 3rd Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board SS Makarini 10 September 1915.

The SS Makarini weighed 10,624 tons with an average cruise speed of 13 knots or 24.07 kmph. It was owned by G.D.Tyser & Co, London. Accommodation for 750-steerage class passengers. Built by Workman, Clark & Co, Belfast, she was launched on 3rd Feb.1912. In 1914 Tyser's was taken over by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line (Port Line) and she was renamed SS Port Nicholson. Mined and sunk 15 miles West of Dunkirk 15 January1917. [Great Passenger Ships of the World by Arnold Kludas, vol.1, ISBN 0-85059-174-0, which contains a photo of the ship] [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.21, Port Line]

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

 

1681 Sapper Herbert Sydney MAXWELL, a 21 year old Wireless operator from Parramatta, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 July 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 20 December 1917.

 

Previous:  1st 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:

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 21 March 2010 3:36 PM EADT
Wednesday, 2 February 2005
4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 Sig Trp

4th LH Sig Trp, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop

Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A17 Port Lincoln

 

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 4th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln 18 October 1915.

The HMAT A17 Port Lincoln weighed 7,243 tons with an average cruise speed of 12 knots or 22.22 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 26 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

 

1496 Sapper Stanley Gordon WARD, a 20 year old Draughtsman from Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 June 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 30 October 1919.

 

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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:

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 21 March 2010 3:34 PM EADT
Tuesday, 1 February 2005
4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 5th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 Sig Trp

4th LH Sig Trp, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop

Embarkation Roll, 5th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A70 Ballarat

 

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 5th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A70 Ballarat 9 September 1915.

The HMAT A70 Ballarat weighed 11,120 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London. The Ballarat was torpedoed by a submarine in the English Channel, 25 April 1917 and sank the next day.

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

 

1596 Sapper Edmund Melvill SPARK, a 19 year old Law Clerk from Tenterfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 29 June 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.

 

Previous:  4th Reinforcement

Next: 6th 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:

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF

4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 5th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 21 March 2010 3:33 PM EADT

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