Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 2nd Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A54 Runic 12 February 1915.
The HMAT A54 Runic weighed 12,490 tons with an average cruise speed of 13 knots or 24.07 kmph. It was owned by the Oceanic SN Co Ltd, Liverpool, and leased by the Commonwealth until 27 November 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,
Finding more about a service person.
173 Driver Edward BRUSHE, a 19 year old Butcher from Dinmore, Queensland. He enlisted on 6 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 25 September 1915.
172 Driver George McINTOSH, a 38 year old Labourer from Pittsworth, Queensland. He enlisted on 8 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
174 Driver Cedric SAXELBY, a 34 year old Bushman from Wooloowin, Queensland. He enlisted on 7 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
178 Driver Harry WILLIAMS, a 21 year old Cook from Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted on 7 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 June 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, 2nd Reinforcement