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Sunday, 5 December 2004
6th (New England) Australian Light Horse Regiment, 1913
Topic: Militia - LHN - 6/5/12

5th ALH

5th Australian (New England) Light Horse

1913

Australian Horse [1897 - 1903]
6th Australian (Australian Horse) Light Horse [1903 - 1906]
6th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse [1907 - 1912]
5th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse Regiment [1912 - 1918]
12th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse Regiment [1919 - 1942]
12th (New England Light Horse) Motor Regiment [1942 - 1942]
12th (New England Light Horse) Armoured Car Regiment [1942 - 1943]
12th/16th (Hunter River Lancers) Armoured Car Regiment [1948 - ]

Virtutis Fortuna Comes - Fortune is the Companion of Valour

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

Allied with: King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment).

 

 

District

New England

Brigade

2nd Brigade


Headquarters

Armidale

Honorary Colonel 

The Right Honorable William Lygon Earl Beauchamp, KCMG.

Commanding Officer 

Lieutenant Colonel William Frank Everett, 10 November 1910, Tenure of command from 1 July 1910 to 30 June 1915.

Second in Command

Major Percy Phipps Abbott, 22 June 1908.

Adjutant

Vacant.

Quartermaster 

Honorary Lieutenant Herbert James Godfrey, 1 February 1912.

Medical Officer

Captain Arthur Joseph Mackenzie, 5 March 1912.

Veterinary Officer

Vacant.

Area Officers

Captain Charles George Gordon, 3 August 1908.

 


 
Machine Gun Section

Armidale

Lieutenant Robert Furnifull Craigie, 21 November 1909.

 

 

"A" Squadron, Tenterfield - Glen Innes - Guyra

Captain James Moffatt Reid, 19 February 1907.

Captain Frederick Norris Lowther-Crofton, 2 August 1908.

Lieutenant Harold Fletcher White, 21 January 1908.

Lieutenant James Frederick White, 1 July 1909.

Lieutenant Frithiof Valdemar Wikner, 1 July 1910.

Second Lieutenant Frederick Henry Bigg Curtis, 18 January 1909. 

Second Lieutenant Michael Frederick Bruxner, 11 September 1911. 

Second Lieutenant Percy John Reid, 14 October 1912.

Second Lieutenant Richard Vaughan Simpson, 9 December 1912. 

 

"B" Squadron, Armidale - Tamworth - Manilla 

Captain Thomas Norman Johnstone, 3 August 1908.

Captain John Lorimer Gibson Johnstone, 28 June 1912.

Lieutenant Frank Page Cousens, 1 July 1906.

Second Lieutenant Harold Charles Veness, 29 November 1909. 

 

"C" Squadron, Inverell - Moree - Narrabri 

Lieutenant Walter Spencer Lawry, 19 May 1908.

Lieutenant Heathcote Wyndham, 19 May 1908.

Lieutenant Alec Frederick Avern, 1 July 1912.  

 

 

Previous: 5th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, December 1912

Next: 5th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, 1914

 

 

Further Reading:

6th/5th/12th Australian (New England) Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 
Citation: 5th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, 1913

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 2:29 PM EADT
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 31st Reinforcement
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

Embarkation Roll, 31st Reinforcement

 

HMAT A73 Commonwealth

 

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 31st Reinforcementp, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth 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

 

18379 Private Jack BATES, a 19 year old Clerk from Petersham, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.

18383 Private Daniel Thomas Grainger BEEGLING, an 18 year old Student from Stanmore, New South Wales. He enlisted on 3 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 June 1919.

 

19277 Private Kenneth Allen Francis COUCHMAN, a 19 year old Clerk from West Maitland, New South Wales. He enlisted on 3 April 1917; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 23 December 1918.

 

18380 Private William Theodore MAY, an 18 year old Clerk from Paddington, New South Wales. He enlisted on 29 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

 

18384 Private Herbert Lawrence PARKER, a 21 year old Engineer from Redfern, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.

 

787 Private Michael Angelo ROONEY, a 40 year old Clerk from Millers Point, New South Wales. He enlisted on 6 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 January 1919.

 

18382 Private Samuel James SHORTER, a 19 year old Electrician from Kogarah, New South Wales. He enlisted on 23 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.

 

18386 Private Frank Vivian TAYLOR, a 32 year old Labourer from Hurstville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

19276 Private Reginald Hercules Rhoda THOMAS, an 18 year old Farm Hand from Leichhardt, New South Wales. He enlisted on 18 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 August 1919.

 

18388 Private Leslie George WALKER, an 18 year old Student Teacher from Dungog, New South Wales. He enlisted on 19 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.

 

Previous:  30th Reinforcement

Next: 32nd 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 Field Ambulance, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 31st Reinforcement

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 27 March 2010 8:43 AM EADT
28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1913
Topic: Militia - LHN - 28

28th ALH

28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse

1913

 

New South Wales Lancers and New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1885 - 1903]
1st Australian Light Horse and 2nd Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
28th (Illawarra) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1921]
21st (Illawarra) Australian Light Horse [1921 - 1929]
1/21st Australian Light Horse [1929 - 1936]
1st Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1936 - 1939]
1st Machine Gun Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1939 - 1941]
1st Motor Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1941 - 1942]
1st Australian Armoured Regiment, AIF, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1942 - 1942]
Australian Armoured Corps, AIF, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1942 - 1948]
1st Armoured Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1948 - 1949]
1st Royal New South Wales Lancers [1949 - 1952]
1/15 Royal New South Wales Lancers [1952 - ]


 

Royal New South Wales Lancers Badge

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

Allied with: King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment).

 

District

South Coast New South Wales

Brigade

Vacant 

Headquarters

Albion Park

Honorary Colonel

Vacant

Commanding Officer

Captain Colin Dunmore Fuller, 21 January 1908, Tenure of Command from 1 July 1912 to 30 June 1917

Adjutant

Lieutenant John Augustine Raftery, 9 September 1912.

Quartermaster

Vacant

Medical Officer

Vacant

Veterinary Officer

Vacant.

 

 

"A" Squadron, Albion Park - Robertson

Second Lieutenant Hector George Fraser, 4 January 1911.

Second Lieutenant William John Payne, 2 December 1912.

Second Lieutenant Leslie James Brooker, 16 October 1913.

 

"B" Squadron, Canterbury - Dapto

Captain Sydney James Shillington, 16 January 1913.

Captain Phillip Arthur Chambers, 16 January 1913.

Second Lieutenant Harald William Baker, 16 February 1913.

Second Lieutenant Montague Ambrose Brown, 1 August 1913.

 

 

"C"  Squadron, Milton - Berry

Captain Patrick Connolly, 16 January 1913.

Second Lieutenant Rupert Frederick Cork, 2 December 1912.

Second Lieutenant Charles Ziems, 16 February 1913.

Second Lieutenant Theodore James Grey, 16 February 1913.

Second Lieutenant Frederick Brownlee, Boer War Veteran, 30 April 1913.

Second Lieutenant Edward Spencer Hordern, 16 October 1913.

 

 

Previous: 28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1912

Next: 28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1914 

 

Further Reading:

28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1913


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 27 May 2010 12:20 PM EADT
7th (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse, 1913
Topic: Militia - LHN - 1/7/1

7th ALH

7th (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse

1913

New South Wales Lancers [1895 - 1903]
1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1903-1912]
7th (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1912-1918]
1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1919-1929]
1/21st Australian Light Horse [1929-1935]
1st (Royal New South Wales Lancers) Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment [1936-1942]
1st (Royal New South Wales Lancers) Armoured Regiment [1942-1948]
1st Royal New South Wales Lancers [1948-1956]
1/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers [1956- ]

[The elephant's head used on the badges is taken from the family crest of Lord Carrington, Governor of New South Wales from 1885 - 1890 and was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1885 until 1928.] 

Tenax in fide - Steadfast in Trust

 South Africa 1899 - 1900

Allied with: King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment).

 

District

Cumberland

Brigade

3rd Light Horse Brigade, New South Wales

Headquarters

Parramatta

Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable CR Carrington, Marquis of Lincolnshire, PC, GCMG, 9 February 1886

Commanding Officer

Major RC MacKenzie, Tenure of Command from 1 October 1911 to 30 September 1916.

Staff Officer and Adjutant

Vacant.

Quartermaster

Captain LD Phillips, Supernumerary.

Medical Officer

Captain P Fiaschi, 8 March 1909.

Veterinary Officer

Vacant
 

 

Machine Gun Section

Sydney

Second Lieutenant TE Williams, 22 May 1911.

 

"A" Squadron, Sydney
Major J McMahon, 30 September 1912.

Captain HV Vernon, South African Veteran, 15 March 1906.

Lieutenant J Milling, 14 January 1910.
 
Second Lieutenant ED Hordern, 1 May 1911.

Second Lieutenant FC Jordan, 1 May 1911.

 

"B" Squadron, Parramatta
Major FE Stowe, 1 October 1912.

Captain AJ Mills, 28 October 1912.

Lieutenant W Cox, 28 August 1911.

Second Lieutenant KL MacKenzie, 4 April 1909.

Second Lieutenant FB Jacob, 4 January 1911.


"C" Squadron, Richmond - Windsor - Penrith - Luddenham
Major R McEvilly, VD.

Captain WT Charley, 14 February 1910.

Captain EA Blow, 21 December 1900, Honorary Captain, 6 May 1902, South African Veteran, Area Officer, 14 February 1910.

Captain D McDonald, 13 March 1911.

Captain BR Walker, Supernumerary, 23 December 1912.

Second Lieutenant HFR Dunston, 12 February 1907.

Second Lieutenant CS Woodhouse, 22  May 1911.

Second Lieutenant AE Walker-Smith, 21 August 1911.

Second Lieutenant WH Rooney, 11 December 1911.

 

Previous: 7th (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse, December 1912 

Next: 7th (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse, 1914

 

Further Reading:

1st/7th/1st (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse

New South Wales Lancers, Boer War Contingent

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 7th (New South Wales Lancers) Australian Light Horse, 1913

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 1 July 2010 6:24 PM EADT
6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, 1913
Topic: Militia - LHN - 4/6/16

6th ALH

6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse

1913

New South Wales Lancers [1885 - 1903]
4th Australian (New South Wales Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1903 - 1906]
4th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1907 - 1912]
6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1912 - 1918]
16th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1919 - 1936]
16th (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse
Machine Gun Regiment  [1936 - 1942]
16th (Hunter River Lancers) Motor Regiment  [1942 - 1943]

[The elephant's head used on the badges is taken from the family crest of Lord Carrington, Governor of New South Wales from 1885 - 1890 and was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1885 until 1928.

Tenax in fide - Steadfast in Trust

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

Allied with: King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment).

 

 

District
Hunter River
Brigade
2nd Brigade

Headquarters

West Maitland

Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable Charles Robert Marquis of Lincolnshire, PC, GCMG, 9 February 1886.
Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel John Baldwin Meredith, Boer War Veteran, Boer War Veteran, 11 September 1911, Tenure of Command, 1 November 1911 to 31 October 1915.
Adjutant
Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrew White, 3 July 1911.
Quartermaster
Honorary Lieutenant Charles Thornton Stewart, 13 February 1911.
Medical Officer
Captain James Joseph Hollywood, 27 February 1911.
Veterinary Officer
Vacant.
Area Officers
Captain Harold Henry Waddell, Boer War Veteran, 21 January 1908.

Captain Cecil Horace Granville, Boer War Veteran, 18 November 1912.


Machine Gun Section
West Maitland

Lieutenant Wallace John Secundus Gillies, 1 April 1910.



"A" Squadron, West Maitland - Wickham - Raymond Terrace - Dungog
Captain Edward Windeyer, Boer War Veteran, 10 December 1910.

Second Lieutenant John Robert Hugh McDonald, 3 October 1910.

Second Lieutenant JD Richardson, John Dalyell.

Second Lieutenant Osman Edward Carter, 31 January 1911.

Second Lieutenant Alan Thomas Pearse, 20 February 1911.

Second Lieutenant James William Oliver Davis, 21 August 1911.

Second Lieutenant William Augustus Logan, 2 December 1912.


"B" Squadron, Scone - Muswellbrook
Captain Francis Henry Thrift, 1 July 1912.

Lieutenant McKenzie Samuel Kennedy, 1 March 1906.

Second Lieutenant James Gilbert Asser, 26 September 1910.

Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrew White, 3 July 1911.

Second Lieutenant Robert Edward Ellerton, 2 December 1912.



"C" Squadron, Singleton - Cessnock - Gresford
Lieutenant Percy Faulkner, Boer War Veteran, 4 January 1907.

Lieutenant Audrey Harold Wilkinson, 1 January 1910.

Second Lieutenant Garath Milner Wilkinson, 20 October 1909.

Second Lieutenant Garnet Edmund Iles Tinson, 29 January 1912.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Harold Bird, 14 October 1912.


 

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Further Reading:

4th\6th\16th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, 1913

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