Topic: AIF - 1B - 3 LHR
3rd LHR, AIF
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment
Embarkation Roll, 28th Reinforcement Kyarra Group
HMAT A55 Kyarra
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 28th Reinforcement Kyarra Group, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A55 Kyarra 7 September 1917.
The HMAT A55 Kyarra weighed 6,953 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the AUSN Co Ltd, London, and manned by Australia officers and crew. The Kyarra was leased by the Commonwealth until 4 January 1918. The Kyarra was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the English Channel, 26 May 1918.
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,
3387 Private John CRANER, a 21 year old Billiard marker from Junee, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
3346 Private Frederick MERRILL, a 21 year old Butcher from Port Augusta, South Australia. He enlisted on 23 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.
3362 Private Alfred Bert PENFOLD, an 18 year old Labourer from Balaklava, South Australia. He enlisted on 31 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
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 Kyarra Group