Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 3rd 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.
5497 Driver William Bennett ARTHUR, a 27 year old Butcher from Welshpool, Gippsland, Victoria. He enlisted on 1 October 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 25 August 1915.
176 Driver William JOHNSON, a 35 year old Baker from Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted on 14 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 7 January 1919.
175 Driver William REW, a 22 year old Butcher from North Ipswich, Queensland. He enlisted on 8 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 December 1919.
171 Driver Frederick John THORPE, a 30 year old Teacher from Nanango, Queensland. He enlisted on 18 November 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 November 1919.
177 Driver Edward TODD, a 22 year old Labourer from Tweed River, New South Wales. He enlisted on 9 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 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, 3rd Reinforcement