Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 Sig Trp
3rd LH Sig Trp, AIF
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 12th Reinforcement
3rd 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.
1802 Sapper Herbert Aldan BATES, a 21 year old Draper from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 5 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 September 1919.
1801 Sapper Edward Barrett WESTWOOD, a 20 year old Clerk from Elsternwick, Victoria. He enlisted on 19 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 March 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:3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour
Citation: 3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 12th Reinforcement