The 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 30th Reinforcement, 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 album comprises the group portrait and then the individual photographs. The personal portrait carries a brief biography of the individual.
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8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 30th Reinforcements Album Contents
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Permission to use the photograph was kindly granted by Margaret Coulson, Traralgon, Victoria. We are most grateful for her kind assistance.
3511 Private Walter BIRCHALL, an 18 year old Labourer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 October 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.