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Wednesday, 29 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A42 Boorara

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 7th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara 10 May 1917.

The HMAT A42 Boorara weighed 5,923 tons with an average cruise speed of 10.5 knots or 19.44 kmph. The Boorara was previously a captured German vessel called Pfalz. It was manned by Australia officers and crew and transferred to Commonwealth Government Line, 24 June 1919.

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

 

16924 Sapper Howard Railton COOK, a 20 year old Labourer from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 30 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 June 1919.

16925 Sapper Joseph Dickinson CREER, an 18 year old Letter carrier from Watsons Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

16926 Sapper Murray Steven GYLES, a 23 year old Telegraphist from Corowa, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 August 1919.

 

16927 Sapper John William PETTE, a 29 year old Telegraphist from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 11 December 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.

 

16928 Sapper Robert Roy SNELL, a 19 year old Rail porter from Natimuk, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 September 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 August 1919.

 

Previous: 6th Reinforcement

Next: 8th 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, 7th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:35 PM EAST
Tuesday, 28 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 8th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 8th Reinforcement

 

RMS Morea

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 8th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Morea 17 February 1917.

The RMS Morea weighed 10,890 tons with an average cruise speed of 16 knots or 29.63 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, 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

 

17330 Sapper John William LUCK, a 24 year old Conductor from Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted on 7 August 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 August 1919.

 

17331 Sapper William Alexander McLEOD, a 24 year old Telephone mechanic from Hendra, Queensland. He enlisted on 2 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.

 

17333 Sapper Vernon Thomas SWANBURY, a 19 year old Postal clerk from West Hindmarsh, South Australia. He enlisted on 17 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.

 

17334 Sapper James William WILSON, a 22 year old Telephone mechanic from Whinstanes, Queensland. He enlisted on 2 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.

17335 Sapper Robert Noble WISHART, a 20 year old Postal clerk from Angaston, South Australia. He enlisted on 13 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

 

Previous: 7th Reinforcement

Next: 9th 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, 8th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:33 PM EAST
Monday, 27 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 9th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 9th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A15 Port Sydney

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 9th 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,

Fate.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

17649 Driver Edward ADAMS, a 27 year old Barman from Surry Hills, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

17643 Sapper Ernest Archibald CAMPBELL, a 28 year old Telegraphist from Blackall, Queensland. He enlisted on 25 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.

17645 Sapper David Ernest COTTER, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Beechworth, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 September 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.

17644 Driver Henry COTTER, a 24 year old Driver from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 30 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

17646 Sapper Frederick Dodkin KING, an 18 year old Telegraph messenger from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 December 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

17650 Sapper Charles MARK, an 18 year old Postal clerk from Dapto, New South Wales. He enlisted on 6 December 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.

17647 Sapper Joseph McKINNON, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Yarragon, Victoria. He enlisted on 30 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.

17648 Sapper William Henry THOMPSON, a 29 year old Telegraphist from Oakleigh, Victoria. He enlisted on 13 October 1916; and subsequently Died of Disease, 9 March 1919.

 

Previous: 8th Reinforcement

Next: 10th 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, 9th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 2 February 2012 9:05 PM EAST
Sunday, 26 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 10th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 10th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A15 Port Sydney

 

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,

Fate.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Embarkation Roll

 

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.

 

Previous: 9th Reinforcement

Next: 11th 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, 10th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:27 PM EAST
Saturday, 25 June 2005
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 11th Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn

1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron

Embarkation Roll, 11th Reinforcement

 

HMAT A55 Kyarra

 

1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 11th Reinforcement, 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

 

18598 Sapper Errol Edmond BATTLE, a 29 year old Dairy farmer from Beecroft, New South Wales. He enlisted on 24 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 January 1919.

 

18601 Sapper Henry Stillman CHOWN, an 18 year old Messenger from Randwick, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.

18599 Sapper Raymond CLUNE, a 23 year old Tiler from Albion, Queensland. He enlisted on 12 May 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.

 

18600 Sapper Alexander John ELDER, a 25 year old Clerk from Townsville, Queensland. He enlisted on 6 December 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.

 

18602 Sapper Harry Lindsay Gordon HARPER, an 18 year old Postal worker from St Peter, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.

 

18603 Driver Richard OSBORNE, a 30 year old Electricial mechanic from Rockdale, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 September 1919.

 

18606 Sapper William Thomas SMETHERAM, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Geraldton, Western Australia. He enlisted on 8 January 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

 

18604 Driver Ernest Watkins WILLIAMS, a 22 year old Engineer from Newcastle, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 October 1919.

 

Previous: 10th Reinforcement

Next: 12th 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, 11th Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 10 March 2010 7:24 PM EAST

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