Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA
2nd LHFA, AIF
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 6th Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 6th Reinforcement, embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A63 Karoola 12 June 1915.
The HMAT A63 Karoola weighed 7,391 tons with an average cruise speed of 15 knots or 27.78 kmph. It was owned by the McIlwraith, McEacharn's Line Pty Ltd, Melbourne, and manned by Australian officers and crews. The Karoola was leased by the Commonwealth until June 1919.
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.
4058 Private Charles Joseph O'NEILL, a 26 year old Draper’s mate from New Farm, Queensland. He enlisted on 24 March 1915; and subsequently was Killed in Action, 11 October 1917.
4057 Private Gordon George SHIRRAS, a 22 year old Storeman from Indooroopilly, Queensland. He enlisted on 5 January 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 January 1919.
4056 Driver William Rose SHIRRAS, a 27 year old Clerk from Indooroopilly, Queensland. He enlisted on 21 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 November 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 Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 6th Reinforcement