Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn
1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron
Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 2nd Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Malwa 22 July 1916.
The RMS Malwa weighed 10,883 tons with an average cruise speed of 15 knots or 27.78 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London.
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.
14922 Sapper George EVERETT, a 27 year old Dentist from Warialda, New South Wales. He enlisted on 22 May 1916; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 21 May 1917.
14926 Sapper James MANTEL, a 27 year old Sailor from Haberfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 April 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.
14921 Sapper Norman Matthew NESBITT, a 25 year old Postal clerk from Mascot, New South Wales. He enlisted on 24 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
14923 Sapper Cleveland Fred PEARSON, a 22 year old Clerk from Barraba, New South Wales. He enlisted on 11 March 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
14925 Sapper Gilbert STEPHENSON, a 26 year old Telegraph operator from Kensington, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 April 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.
Further Reading:Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement