Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 Sig Trp
1st LH Sig Trp, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 4th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A9 Shropshire 20 March 1915.
The HMAT A9 Shropshire weighed 8,130 tons with an average cruise speed of 15 knots or 27.78 kmph. It was owned by the Federal SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 5 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,
Finding more about a service person.
904 Sapper Jeffrey William PLAYFOOT, a 21 year old Butcher from Windsor, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 November 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 January 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.
Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement