Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn
1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron
Embarkation Roll, 10th Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 10th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney 9 May 1917.
The HMAT A15 Star of England, later renamed Port Sydney, weighed 9,136 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 22 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,
Finding more about a service person.
18322 Driver James Gray BENNETT, a 29 year old Electrician from Gordon, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
18316 Sapper Reginald Frank CLARKE, a 19 year old Telegraphist GPO from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 12 November 1916; and subsequently Died of Disease, 8 April 1919.
18321 Sapper Rupert Henry TREGANOWAN, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Bendigo, Victoria. He enlisted on 12 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
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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:Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 10th Reinforcement