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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Permission to use the photograph was kindly granted by Margaret Coulson, Traralgon, Victoria. We are most grateful for her kind assistance.
3549 Private Lionel Percival MARTIN, a 25 year old Grocer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 21 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.
3549 Private Lionel Percival MARTIN embarked with the 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 31st Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire 2 February 1918.