Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA
1st LHFA, AIF
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 8th Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 8th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A54 Runic 9 August 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.
4257 Private Roy Joseph COHEN, a 21 year old Civil servant from North Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 October 1919.
4259 Private Edward John GOODWIN, a 19 year old Clerk from Mosman, New South Wales. He enlisted on 18 April 1915; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 11 January 1917.
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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, 8th Reinforcement