Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 8th Reinforcement
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 8th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A54 Runic 9 August 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.
201 Driver Charles Onslow ATKINSON, a 25 year old Labourer from Proserpine, Queensland. He enlisted on 13 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
194 Driver George Herbert BAKER, a 29 year old Labourer from Nundah, Queensland. He enlisted on 27 May 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 25 November 1917.
202 Driver William Ernest COMPTON, a 20 year old Labourer from Proserpine, Queensland. He enlisted on 13 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 9 July 1919.
195 Driver George Frederick MOOREHOUSE, a 24 year old Farmer from Indooroopilly, Queensland. He enlisted on 20 March 1915; and subsequently 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, 8th Reinforcement