Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn
1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron
Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 7th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara 10 May 1917.
The HMAT A42 Boorara weighed 5,923 tons with an average cruise speed of 10.5 knots or 19.44 kmph. The Boorara was previously a captured German vessel called Pfalz. It was manned by Australia officers and crew and transferred to Commonwealth Government Line, 24 June 1919.
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.
16924 Sapper Howard Railton COOK, a 20 year old Labourer from Perth, Western Australia. He enlisted on 30 June 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 June 1919.
16925 Sapper Joseph Dickinson CREER, an 18 year old Letter carrier from Watsons Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
16926 Sapper Murray Steven GYLES, a 23 year old Telegraphist from Corowa, New South Wales. He enlisted on 8 November 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 2 August 1919.
16927 Sapper John William PETTE, a 29 year old Telegraphist from Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 11 December 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.
16928 Sapper Robert Roy SNELL, a 19 year old Rail porter from Natimuk, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 September 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 August 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.
1st Australian Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Roll of Honour
Light Horse Signal Service, AIF
Light Horse Signal Service, AIF, Roll of HonourBattles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement