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Thursday, 23 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 13th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 13th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A73 Commonwealth

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 13th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 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

 

19603 Sapper Ernest Albert DOUGHERTY, a 25 year old Postal worker from Henty, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

19604 Sapper Hardman Lewis LEICESTER, a 25 year old Draughtsman from Petersburg, South Australia. He enlisted on 17 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

19605 Sapper John Ferguson McGREGOR, an 18 year old Telegraphist from Paddington, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 April 1919.

19606 Sapper William MINETT, a 33 year old Linesman from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 25 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

19607 Sapper Philip James MOODY, an 18 year old Postal worker from Bellingen, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

19608 Sapper Robert Kelvin ROBERTSON, a 20 year old Fitter from Hamilton, New South Wales. He enlisted on 7 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

Previous: 12th Reinforcement

Next: 14th 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 Signal Squadron, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 13th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:21 PM EAST
Wednesday, 22 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 14th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 14th Reinforcement

 

SS Canberra

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 14th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra 16 November 1917.

The SS Canberra weighed 7,707 tons with an average cruise speed of 16.5 knots or 30.55 kmph. It was owned by the Australian Steamships Ltd (Howard Smith), Melbourne. 

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

 

19953 Sapper Francis Patrick CALLEN, a 27 year old Postal worker from Katoomba, New South Wales. He enlisted on 25 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

19954 Sapper William John FROST, a 27 year old Electrician from Canterbury, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 April 1919.

 

19955 Sapper Arthur John GOODWIN, a 27 year old Linesman from Manly, New South Wales. He enlisted on 11 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

19956 Sapper Gordon Douglas HUGHES, a 29 year old Mechanic from Caulfield East, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.

 

19957 Sapper Hugh Alexander PILLEY, a 20 year old Station hand from Longueville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

19958 Sapper George Alfred ROGERS, a 25 year old Postal worker from Bowen Hills, Queensland. He enlisted on 19 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

 

Previous: 13th Reinforcement

Next: 15th 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 Signal Squadron, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 14th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:18 PM EAST
Tuesday, 21 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcement

 

SS Canberra

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 15th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra 16 November 1917.

The SS Canberra weighed 7,707 tons with an average cruise speed of 16.5 knots or 30.55 kmph. It was owned by the Australian Steamships Ltd (Howard Smith), Melbourne. 

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

 

20338 Sapper George Grant HANLON, a 19 year old Telegraph mechanic from Coolangatta, Queensland. He enlisted on 10 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

20339 Sapper Morton Mansfield Melville HEEPS, a 20 year old Telegraphist from Prahran, Victoria. He enlisted on 10 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.

 

20340 Sapper Cyril Archibald PINCHAM, a 19 year old Clerk from Coonabarabran, New South Wales. He enlisted on 6 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

20341 Sapper John TRIMBLE, a 21 year old Postal worker from Cairns, Queensland. He enlisted on 12 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

20342 Sapper William George WADESON, a 23 year old Wireless from Balwyn, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

20343 Sapper Roscoe Pearce WILSON, a 22 year old Clerk from Waverley, New South Wales. He enlisted on 20 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

Previous: 14th Reinforcement

Next: 16th 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 Signal Squadron, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:16 PM EAST
Monday, 20 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 16th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 16th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A38 Ulysses

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 16th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses 19 December 1917.

The HMAT A38 Ulysses weighed 14,499 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the China Mutual SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 15 August 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

 

20814 Sapper Charles Bertram CRASE, a 19 year old Postal worker from Horsham, Victoria. He enlisted on 8 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.

 

20815 Acting Sergeant William Alexander FAIRLEY, a 32 year old Telegraphist from North Ipswich, Queensland. He enlisted on 5 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

 

20816 Sapper William James JORDAN, a 24 year old Rail worker from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

20819 Sapper William Kilpatrick KIRKLAND, a 30 year old Postal worker from Lighting Ridge, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

 

20817 Sapper James Clifton PORTER, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Adaminaby, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

20818 Sapper Harold Gould POYNTING, a 21 year old Postal worker from Broadwater, New South Wales. He enlisted on 30 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 May 1919.

 

Previous: 15th Reinforcement

Next: 17th 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 Signal Squadron, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 16th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:14 PM EAST
Sunday, 19 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 17th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 17th Reinforcement

 

SS Ormonde

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 17th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Ormonde on 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

 

21301 Acting Sergeant Donald Clive COLLINS, a 19 year old Civil servant from East Kew, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

21302 Sapper Ernest Maurice JENNINGS, a 22 year old Clerk from Carlton, Victoria. He enlisted on 25 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

21303 Sapper William Thompson POTTER, an 18 year old Postal worker from Sebastopol, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.

 

21304 Sapper Harold Eric WITTS, a 23 year old Batteryworker from Gunning, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

21305 Sapper William Hamilton WOODS, a 19 year old Telegraphist from Gladsville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

21306 Sapper Frederick Walter WORSLEY, a 23 year old Postal clerk from Marrickville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 2 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

Previous: 16th Reinforcement

Next: 18th 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 Signal Squadron, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF

Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 17th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:12 PM EAST

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