Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 6th Reinforcement
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 6th Reinforcement, embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915.
The HMAT A7 Medic weighed 12,032 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 26 October 1917. The Medic was well known by the Australian forces as it was a key troopship for Australia during the Boer War, some 14 years before the re-engagement.
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.
189 Driver Angus BYERLEE, a 24 year old Stockman from Innisfail, Queensland. He enlisted on 9 April 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
190 Driver Ernest FORD, a 30 year old Stockman from Gilliat, via Cloncurry, Queensland. He enlisted on 10 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
2876 Driver Clements McCAUSLAND, a 43 year old Engineer from Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted on 16 January 1915; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 2 July 1917.
191 Driver John Gallatly PHILLIPS, a 27 year old Labourer from Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 April 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 December 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, 6th Reinforcement