Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 10th Reinforcement
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 10th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A69 Warilda 8 October 1915.
The HMAT A69 Warilda weighed 7,713 tons with an average cruise speed of 16 knots or 29.63 kmph. It was owned by the Adelaide SS Co Ltd, Adelaide, and manned by Australian officers and mainly by Australian crews. The Warilda was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the English Channel, 3 August 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,
Finding more about a service person.
7343 Driver Charles BURNS, a 34 year old Labourer from Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted on 2 June 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.
7341 Driver Percy Horatio DENT, a 27 year old Overseer from Apsley, Queensland. He enlisted on 26 July 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 24 August 1918.
7344 Driver John GOWLING, a 30 year old Driver from Fitzroy, Victoria. He enlisted on 2 August 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
7342 Driver David Crunn WILLIAMS, a 26 year old Ironmonger from Darlinghurst, New South Wales. He enlisted on 31 May 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 13 March 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: 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 10th Reinforcement