Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 Sig Trp
2nd LH Sig Trp, AIF
2nd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Signal Troop, 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.
549 Sapper Alexander Kenneth BLACKWELL, a 22 year old Telegraphist from Leichhardt, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 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.
Citation: 2nd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 3rd Reinforcement