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Saturday, 17 October 2009
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Contents
Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA

2nd LHFA, AIF

2ndLight Horse Field Ambulance

Contents

 

2nd LHFA Colour Patch

 

2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance

The core 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance was formed in Brisbane with a contingent from from Gympie.

 

Structure

The Australian Light Horse – Structural outline

Australian Light Horse Order of Battle

 

Corps

Desert Mounted Corps (DMC)

 

Division

Anzac Mounted Division

 

Brigade

2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade

 

Field Ambulance

2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance

 

History

Romani

Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account 

Bir el Abd

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account 

Bir el Mazar

Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

 

Embarkations

Full Roll
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, Roll: A - Z
Individual Rolls

"A" Squadron

1st Reinforcement

2nd Reinforcement

3rd Reinforcement

4th Reinforcement

5th Reinforcement

6th Reinforcement

7th Reinforcement

8th Reinforcement

9th Reinforcement

10th Reinforcement

11th Reinforcement

12th Reinforcement

13th Reinforcement

14th Reinforcement

15th Reinforcement

16th Reinforcement

19th Reinforcement

20th Reinforcement

21st Reinforcement

22nd Reinforcement

23rd Reinforcement

24th Reinforcement

25th Reinforcement

26th Reinforcement

27th Reinforcement

28th Reinforcement

29th Reinforcement Port Lincoln Group

29th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group

30th Reinforcement

31st Reinforcement

 

Roll of Honour 

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour  

Lest We Forget

 

 

Further Reading:

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 29 March 2010 9:09 PM EADT
Friday, 16 October 2009
2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour
Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA

2nd LHFA, AIF

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance

Roll of Honour


Poppies on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men known to have served at one time with the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance and gave their lives in service of Australia, whether as part of the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance or another unit.

 

Roll of Honour

 

Benjamin Andrew ACREMAN, Died of Disease, 1 January 1915, and subsequently buried at sea.

 

Joseph David BUCHANAN, Died of Wounds, 21 December 1915.

 

Charles HOLLEDGE, Killed in Action, 4 August 1916.

Henry Raymond HOMER, Died of Disease, 12 November 1915.

 

Herbert Thomas Moffitt MALLYON, Died of Wounds, 29 September 1917.

 

Michael NUSS, Died of Wounds, 10 November 1917.

 

Charles Joseph O'NEILL, Killed in Action, 11 October 1917.

 

George Lawrence PETTINGER, Died of Wounds, 26 May 1915.

 

Edward Drayton RIDGWAY, Died of Wounds, 11 August 1918.

 

Lowes Henry SKYRING, Died of Disease, 9 August 1918.

Richard Thomas Henry STRIPLING, Died of Accident while a Prisoner of War, 30 April 1918.

 

Thomas Wallace TENCH, Died of Disease, 1 September 1916.

Robert Percy THOMSON, Killed in Action, 17 April 1917.

 

Ernest Alfred WIGGINS, Killed in Action, 31 May 1915.

 

Lest We Forget

 

 

Sources Used:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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.

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Further Reading:

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 29 July 2011 2:29 PM EADT
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account
Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA

Battle of Romani

Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916

2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

 

War Diary account of the 2nd LHFA, AIF.

 

The transcription:

 
4 August

Turks attacked Romani about 0130. Mobile Column left with Brigade about 0430 and proceeded on mile south of camp under rifle and shell fire. Dressing Station established in camp. At 0600, camels returned to camp and bearer and transport divisions to Brigade wells. At 0900 Brigade having moved to the right, bearer and transport divisions returned to camp and worked from there. Turkish position about 1500 yards from camp.

Wounded received - Officers 7; Other Ranks 136; Casualties - Officers Nil; Other Ranks - Killed 1; Wounded 22.

Rejoined Unit - Officers 1 (Captain D Jamieson); Other Ranks 1.

5 August

At 0600 bearer and transport division collected wounded from area over which Brigade had advanced. Received from escort Turkish Medical personnel - Officers 5; Other Ranks 58; and attached them to Ambulance for treatment of their own wounded. At 1400 bearer division and sand carts proceeded to Hill 100 near Qatia. collected wounded for 2nd Light Horse Brigade at Qatia before they retired and returned to Et Maler at 2400.

Wounded received - Officers 2; Other Ranks 28.

Turkish wounded received - 115.

Rejoined unit - Other Ranks 1.

6 August

Dressing station still open.

Wounded received - Officers 1; Other Ranks 50.

Turkish wounded - 14.

Sick received - 247.

All wounded evacuated except 36 Turkish, evacuated by 1800.

7 August

Remaining Turkish wounded evacuated.

All sick evacuated or returned to units. Dressing Station closed. Mobile Column prepared to move out.

Roll of Honour
Charles HOLLEDGE
Lest We Forget
 

Further Reading:

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916 

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 19 October 2009 11:18 AM EADT
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account
Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA

Bir el Mazar

Sinai, 17 September 1916

2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

 

War Diary account of the 2nd LHFA, AIF.

 

The transcription:

 
16 September 1916

Mobile Column accompanied Brigade on operation to El Mazar. Left Hod el Fatir 0100 and remained the day at Ge’eila. Left at 1630 and proceeded to El Mazar arriving at daybreak on September 17th.

17 September 1916

Established dressing station on Caravan Route. 4 miles west of Mazar, bearers and sandcarts proceeding forward. Received six wounded. Return journey commenced 1130 and arrived Salmana 2030 where wounded were transferred to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance. Bivouacked for the night.

18 September 1916

Left Salmana 0300 and arrived Hod el Fatir 0700.

 

Further Reading:

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Tuesday, 24 November 2009 6:16 AM EAST
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account
Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA

Bir el Abd

Sinai, 9 August 1916

2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

 

War Diary account of the 2nd LHFA, AIF.

 

The transcription:

8 August

Mobile Column left Etmaler with Brigade at 1500. Reached Qatia at 1800 and bivouacked. At 2300 bearers and sand carts left Qatia with 1st and 2nd Light Horse Brigades on flanking movement to north of Bir el Abd. sledges and camels proceeded to Hod el Khirba.

9 August

Engagement to north of Bir el Abd continued throughout the day. wounded were collected in a hod to the right rear and at 1600 the camels and sledges were brought up from Hod el Khirba. Retired with mounded at 1700 and reached Hod el Khirba about 1900. From thence proceeded to Hod Dababis arriving at 2030 and then returned to Hod Negiliat, where a dressing station was opened about 2400. Wounded received 114.

Other cases which could ride went to dressing station at Hod Dababis and were not shown in our books.

10 August

All wounded evacuated by Ambulance convoy. Remainder resting at Hod Negiliat.

 

Roll of Honour


 

Further Reading:

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

2nd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916 

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 18 December 2009 5:04 PM EAST

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