Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 17th Reinforcement
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 17th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A10 Karroo 5 May 1916.
The HMAT A10 Karroo weighed 6,127 tons with an average cruise speed of 12 knots or 22.22 kmph. It was owned by the Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 3 January 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.
9979 Private William John Herron CAMPBELL, a 40 year old Master Mariner from Double Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 31 January 1916; and subsequently was Discharged, 4 October 1916.
9976 Driver William LONGWORTH, a 23 year old Manager from Rose Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 13 September 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 September 1919.
9978 Driver William George Arthur NORMAN, a 38 year old Baker from Leichhardt, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 September 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 June 1919.
9977 Driver Frank TUCKER, a 19 year old Driver from ASC Det Darlinghurst Goal. He enlisted on 3 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 July 1919.
Previous: 16th Reinforcement
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 Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 17th Reinforcement