Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR
12th LHR, AIF
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Embarkation Roll, 19th Reinforcements Commonwealth Group
HMAT A73 Commonwealth
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 19th Reinforcements 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,
2364 Private Thomas Charles BARRY, a 19 year old Farmer from Golden Vale Beckom, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.
2370 Private Hessell Reuben GRIFFITHS, a 19 year old Gardener from Junee, New South Wales. He enlisted on 7 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.
2387 Private William Charles RITCHIE, a 32 year old Farmer from Gunnedah, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.
2388 Private John SOMMERVILLE, a 43 year old Drover from Erskineville, Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 January 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 4 October 1918.
2390 Private Harold ST-CLAIR, a 36 year old Bushman from Delungra, New South Wales. He enlisted on 26 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.
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National Archives Service File.
Embarkation Roll, AWM8, Class 10, Light Horse.
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.
Citation: 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation Roll, 19th Reinforcements Commonwealth Group