Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 Sig Trp
2nd LH Sig Trp, AIF
2nd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 12th Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 12th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A62 Wandilla 9 November 1915.
The HMAT A62 Wandilla weighed 7,785 tons with an average cruise speed of 16 knots or 29.63 kmph. It was owned by the Adelaide SS Co Ltd, Adelaide, and manned by Australian officers and during her service by mainly Australian crews. The Wandilla was leased by the Commonwealth until 24 January 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.
1797 Sapper Roy Celsus MANNIX, a 20 year old Tailor from Erskinville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 27 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.
1796 Sapper Alfred Ernest SPIERS, a 21 year old Electrical Engineer from Concord, New South Wales. He enlisted on 28 September 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 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, 12th Reinforcement