Prior to embarkation, the first 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, produced a photographic record of the Regiment. Since there are no other official photographs existing of this Regiment, this has become the best reference for that unit. We have named photographs of various members. Not many, but they are in this booklet. Also the various sub-units have been photographed. While we are not able to name the men in the photographs, we do have a record of their anonymous images.
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic, 13 June 1915 and HMAT A44 Vestalia, 22 June 1915.
For a complete listing of the contents of the album, go to:
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Lieutenant George Achilles SMITH, a 33 year old Bank Accountant from Burringbar, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 May 1915 but transferred to the 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 6th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A65 Clan Mcewen 28 June 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 9 January 1917.