Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA
1st LHFA, AIF
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 2nd Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 5 February 1915.
The HMAT A12 Saldanha weighed 4,594 tons with an average cruise speed of 11 knots or 20.37 kmph. It was owned by the Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 14 June 1917. The Saldanha was torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean, 18 March 1918.
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.
1773 Private Arthur EDE, a 21 year old Farmer from Innisfail, Queensland. He enlisted on 14 December 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.
1771 Private Henry Boake SMITH, a 19 year old Boundary rider from Hyde Park, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
1772 Private Patrick Vaughan TORPY, a 23 year old Tram conductor from Forest Lodge, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 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: 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 2nd Reinforcement