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Monday, 12 October 2009
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Contents
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

Contents

 

1st LHFA Colour Patch

 

 

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

The 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance was formed with two sections: "A" Section recruited in Melbourne which included some 20 students from the Richmond Agricultural College; and, "B" Section recruited in Sydney and composed to a greater extent by Militia members from the 28th Light Horse Field Ambulance.

 

Structure

The Australian Light Horse – Structural outline

Australian Light Horse Order of Battle

 

Corps

Desert Mounted Corps (DMC)

 

Division

Anzac Mounted Division

 

Brigade

1st Australian Light Horse Brigade 

 

Field Ambulance

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance

 

History

Romani

Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916, 1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account 

Bir el Abd

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, 1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account 

Bir el Mazar

Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916, 1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

Magdhaba

1st Light Horse Field Ambulance Account


Embarkations

Full Roll

1st 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 Wiltshire Group

29th Reinforcement Kyarra Group

30th Reinforcement

31st Reinforcement

32nd Reinforcement

 

Roll of Honour

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Lest We Forget

 

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, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 27 March 2010 8:36 AM EADT
Saturday, 10 October 2009
1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

1st LHFA, AIF

1st 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 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance and gave their lives in service of Australia, whether as part of the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance or another unit.

 

Roll of Honour

 

Victor William Joseph ANNAND, Died of Wounds, 8 August 1915, and subsequently buried at sea.

 

Henry James BARTLETT, Died of Disease, 28 October 1918.

William John BELL, Died of Wounds, 25 May 1918.

George Harrison BRIGGS, Died of Disease, 1 February 1916.

 

Norman Allen CHALLIS, Killed in Action, 1 November 1917.

 

Edward John GOODWIN, Died of Wounds, 11 January 1917.

Thomas Rankin GORDON, Died of Wounds, 16 November 1917.

 

Albert Arthur KIERNAN, Died of Wounds, 11 August 1915.

 

Henry Percival LEVER, Killed in Action, 5 November 1916.

Alexander LINDSAY, Died of Wounds, 25 September 1917.

Neville Henry LIPSCOMB, Killed in Action, 23 April 1917.

 

William Tate MacWHIRTER, Died of Disease, 6 November 1915.

Thomas Newell MAIR, Died of Disease, 25 October 1917.

William Thomas MANTALL, Killed in Action, 14 June 1917.

Frank Noel McGOWEN, Died of Wounds, 24 August 1915.

Roy William McINDOE, Died of Disease, 16 December 1915.

Archibald Kendell McLACHLAN, Died of Disease, 4 June 1915.

Andrew Duncan MORROW, Died of Wounds, 21 July 1916.

 

James Joachim NICHOLAS, Killed in Action, 20 September 1917.

 

Thomas PRICE, Died of Disease, 26 July 1915.

 

William Edgar RENFREE, Died of Disease, 10 November 1918.

Arthur Kingston ROSENTHALL, Died of Disease, 29 May 1915.

 

William Henry THOMAS, Died of Disease, 12 August 1915.

Reginald Hope THRELFALL, Killed in Action, 8 August 1915.

 

Lest We Forget

 

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

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 19 October 2009 11:06 AM EADT
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916, 1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

Battle of Romani

Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916

1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

 

War Diary account of the 1st LHFA, AIF.

 

The transcription:

 
4 August

Strength

The following men having been wounded and evacuated are struck off strength.

26 Private W Robertson

929 Private JB Frame

8287 Private LC Nielsen

9515 Private NE Davis

Remount No. 822 having been wounded and destroyed and struck off strength.

Captain Woods (Signal Squadron) temporary attached for duty.

0100 - Received order per Assistant Director of Medical Services to move out with Mobile Section.

0300 - Major Robertson, Captain McLaren, Captain Bateman and Lieutenant Cunningham with Mobile Section to Machine Gun Squadron area of 2nd Light Horse Brigade at Bir Et Maler. Sent Lieutenant Story with two sandcarts forward to report to Brigade Headquarters 1st Light Horse Brigade.

0430 - Received message from Brigade Headquarters asking for whole unit to evacuate  wounded from firing line. Advanced until we came under heavy shell and machine gun fire north of Wellington Ridge. Sent detachment (less self, 1 section bears and 2 sand carts) back to cover. Proceeded forward with extra bearers, 2 sand carts and collected 4 serious casualties. Brought up another sand cart for 2 serious cases. Bearers and Drivers behaved very well under heavy shrapnel and rifle fire.

0500 - 26 Private W Robertson shot in back while doing excellent work. Six (6) horses hit.

Sent orders and remainder of bearers. Transport retired to shelter near machine gun area of 2nd Light Horse Brigade. Came under shell fire and several bombs dropped over them. 929 Private JB Frame wounded in foot. Detachment under Major Robertson retired about ½ mile further out of fire zone.

0630 - Tent Subdivision with 1 section bearers retired with Brigade Headquarters about 500 yards to shelter of steep sand ridge. Brought up 1 sand cart, 1 sledge and went out and collected 3 wounded men and sent them back.

0730 - Whole Ambulance Detachment returned from zone of rifle fire to point ½ mile east of Bir Et Maler close to Brigade Headquarters.

Sent back Major Robertson and portion of tent subdivision to camp to assist Captain Glisson.

1000 - Bearers under Captain McLaren sent to Hod with Divisional Headquarters. Shrapnel burst wounded Privates Nielsen and Davis and two horses.

1400 - Whole ambulance detachment moved to Hod with Divisional Headquarters and watered and fed horses.

1700 -  Moved west to railway and then south to point about 1 mile south of Bir el Ara'isa and bivouacked for night. Tent subdivision and Carts busy all day and night dressing and evacuating wounded.


5 August

0100 - Received and distributed rations and two fantasis for water for horses. Stood to arms at 0300. Reported.

0400 - Reported to Brigade Headquarters. Left Hod at 0445 and marched to Mount Royston and thence south eastward to Hod el Enna behind the 1st Light Horse Brigade collecting en route four wounded Turks. Sent in several slightly wounded Troops with prisoners.

0830 - Arrived Hod el Enna and watered and fed horses and men.

0930 - Sent Captain McLaren back to camp at Romani with four wounded Turks on camel cacolets and despatch for Assistant Director of Medical Services notifying our position.

Left Hod el Enna and marched to high ridge between Bir el Gulud and Qatia arriving at 1230 and reported to Brigade Headquarters.

1445 - Apparently no other ambulances east Qatia. Attack ordered for 1530. Sent signal message to Assistant Director of Medical Services asking for instructions re evacuation of casualties. No reply.

Established dressing station in depression on ridge in line with Brigade Headquarters about ¾ mile from Qatia under Captain Bateman. Proceeded forward with two sand carts and bearers to sheltered hod about ½ mile from firing line. No information at Brigade Headquarters as to positions of collecting points.

1600 - Proceeded forward with two sand carts and one section bearers and collected four seriously wounded cases from 5th Light Horse Regiment and Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment. Came under shell and rifle fire and had to retire. Lot of time lost looking for collecting posts and carts were sent out with guides only to find that the wounded had in the meantime been sent back.

1800 - Received orders to retire to Romani. Moved whole detachment to Brigade Headquarters. Carts still out collecting wounded. Whole Brigade had to wait till 2000 for their return.

2100 - Left for Romani with 22 casualties on sand carts and sledges.

2340 - Arrived Romani. Horses very tired. Watered and fed. All cases dressed and fed and made comfortable by 0200 (6 August).


Hospital return for Week Ending 5 August 1916:

Remained 29 July 191611
Admitted209
Discharged22
Died3
Evacuated132
Remaining63
 

Further Reading:

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

1st 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, 1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 19 October 2009 11:04 AM EADT
Friday, 9 January 2009
The Battle of Rafa, Sinai, 9 January 1917, 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

The Battle of Rafa

Sinai, 9 January 1917

1st 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 from the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF known to have given their lives during the Battle of Rafa, Palestine, 9 January 1917.

 

Roll of Honour 

 

Robert Hill ROBERTSON, Died of Wounds, 10 January 1917.

 

Lest We Forget

 

 

Further Reading:

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

The Battle of Rafa, Sinai, 9 January 1917

The Battle of Rafa, Sinai, 9 January 1917, Roll of Honour

The Palestine Campaign, 1917 - 1918

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Rafa, Sinai, 9 January 1917, 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Monday, 31 January 2011 7:22 AM EAST
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
The Battle of Magdhaba, Sinai, December 23, 1916, 1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account
Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA

The Battle of Magdhaba

Sinai, 23 December 1916

1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

 

War Diary account of the 1st LHFA, AIF.

 

The transcription:

 

22 December 1916

1620 - Received signal message from Brigade to be prepared to move at 1730.

1700 - Received signal message from Assistant Director of Medical Services, ANZAC Mounted Division to evacuate all cases immediately to Receiving Station at El Arish.

1730 - Received orders per Brigade to draw rations at 1800.

1830 - Left camp with Brigade and proceeded to rendezvous about one mile south El Arish and drew rations per order.


23 December 1916

0045 - Marched from Rendezvous up Wadi el Arish to point about 4½ miles north west of Magdhaba arriving 0600. Road good except for occasional wash outs. Abandoned one sand cart ???? south east of Lahfan. Also one pole broken.

All camels under Captain Machin marched independently under escort with 3rd Light Horse Brigade arriving about 0800.

0800 - Saw Assistant Director of Medical Services, ANZAC Mounted Division and received orders to hold tent division in reserve and to send three sand carts to Welch Field Ambulance with Imperial Camel Corps under Captain Bateman. No 38 Driver Cullen S fractured tibia trying to save runnaway team caused by aeroplane.


1000 - Sandcarts and horses accompanied 1st Light Horse Brigade (in reserve) to ??? in bank of water ??? about 2½ miles from village.

1030 - Under orders per Assistant Director of Medical Services, ANZAC Mounted Division all cacolet camels under Lieutenant Knox sent to Divisional Headquarters. Bearers posted with each Regimental Medical Officer as orderly messenger.

1530 - Visited transport division and sent Captain Bateman back and tent keeping Captain Machin with me. Report by Assistant Director of Medical Services, ANZAC Mounted Division that ???? very few casualties. Difficult country and long distance from firing line to dressing station made evacuation very slow.

1600 - Received message from Regimental Medical Officer 3rd Light Horse Regiment that he had several severe casualties for collection, also verbal message from Captain Hudeah that trenches were to be charged and heavy casualties expected.

1630 - Proceeded with Captain Machin, three sand carts, 4 sledges and bearers along bed of water course (very difficult country)
filled two sand carts and one sledge en route, evacuated to New Zealand Mounted Rifles Field Ambulance.

1700 - Sent message to Major Robertson to gather all available transport to village of Magdhaba and report to Assistant Director of Medical Services, ANZAC Mounted Division, as numerous casualties were being reported.

Informed by Lieutenant Colonel Fraser, 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance that a dressing station had been opened in building at Magdhaba so evacuated cases there to save time in collecting in the dark.

2200 - Finished collecting all reported cases and searching hill side west and south west of village. About 15 cases sent out from this area.

Of four sand carts sent out by Major Robertson only one reached me, the remaining three having been filled en route.

2230 - Watered horses at Magdhaba.

2330 - Major Robertson received instructions from Assistant Director of Medical Services, ANZAC Mounted Division to hand over 5 pairs sitting and 10 pairs lying cacolets, also medical comfort pannier and one General Service pannier containing provisions, stores and lamps and two fantasses water. Also ordered to pack up and load all available transport with wounded from New Zealand Mounted Rifles Field Ambulance and move to El Arish.


24 December 1916

0015 - Tent division with 11 wounded transferred to El Arish arriving 0535.

0100 - Reserve division arrived New Zealand Mounted Rifles Field Ambulance and found tent division gone and could get no information or orders. No rations or water or equipment left for my carts so decided to follow Brigade to El Arish.
 

Roll of Honour

 
Lest We Forget

 

Further Reading:

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF

1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour

The Battle of Magdhaba

The Battle of Magdhaba, Sinai, December 23, 1916, Roll of Honour, Australia and New Zealand

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Magdhaba, Sinai, December 23, 1916, 1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account

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