Topic: AIF - 1B - 3 LHR
3rd LHR, AIF
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment
Embarkation Roll, 28th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group
HMAT A73 Commonwealth
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 28th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group, 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 ensuing individual soldier's embarkation information contains the following details:
Rank on embarkation;
Full name of the soldier
Declared age of the soldier;
The last occupation held;
The last address as a civilian;
Enlistment Date; and,
3381 Private Arthur George NEWMAN, a 41 year old Stockman from Mt Gambier, South Australia . He enlisted on 1 November 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 23 December 1918.
Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Steve Becker who provided much of the raw material that appears in this item.
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Citation: 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, 28th Reinforcement Commonwealth Group