Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 Sig Trp
2nd LH Sig Trp, AIF
2nd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 17th Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 17th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916.
The HMAT A40 Ceramic weighed 18,481 tons with an average cruise speed of 15 knots or 27.78 kmph. It was owned by the Oceanic SN Co Ltd, Liverpool, and leased by the Commonwealth until 9 July 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.
8537 Sapper Clarence Avery DALE, a 24 year old Carpenter from Burwood, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 May 1919.
8536 Sapper Milne Barry GOW, a 23 year old Mechanic from Strathfield, New South Wales. He enlisted on 4 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 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: 2nd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 17th Reinforcement