Topic: AIF - DMC - GSR
General Service Reinforcements
6th GSR, South Australia
HMAT A36 Boonah
The General Service Reinforcements, 6th GSR, South Australia, embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board the HMAT A36 Boonah 22 October 1918.
The HMAT A36 Boonah weighed 5,926 tons with an average cruise speed of 10.5 knots or 19.44 kmph. The Boonah was previously a captured German vessel called Melbourne. It was manned by Australia officers and crew and transferred to Commonwealth Government Line, 28 March 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,
62628 Private Arthur Allenby CARTER, a 20 year old Civil servant from Glandore, South Australia. He enlisted on 9 July 1918. After embarkation arrived Durban where he failed to re-embark and was Not Taken On Strength; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 27 November 1918.
62551 Private Edward Cooper FLEET, a 21 year old Mechanic from Wallaroo Mines, South Australia. He enlisted on 4 September 1918. After embarkation remained on ship and was Not Taken On Strength; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 20 December 1918.
62614 Acting Corporal Stanley Norman HASKARD, a 23 year old Tinsmith from Jamestown, South Australia. He enlisted on 9 May 1918. After embarkation remained on ship and was Not Taken On Strength; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 20 December 1918.
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National Archives Service File.Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.
Collected Records of Steve Becker.
Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Steve Becker who provided much of the raw material that appears in this item.
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Citation: General Service Reinforcements, 6th GSR, South Australia