Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA
2nd LHFA, AIF
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 8th Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 8th Reinforcement, embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A55 Kyarra 16 August 1915.
The HMAT A55 Kyarra weighed 6,953 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the AUSN Co Ltd, London, and manned by Australia officers and crew. The Kyarra was leased by the Commonwealth until 4 January 1918. The Kyarra was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the English Channel, 26 May 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.
4263 Private Oliver Percy BRIGHTON, a 24 year old Coachbuilder from Rockhampton, Queensland. He enlisted on 18 June 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.
4261 Driver Cecil George Audley DONE, an 18 year old Farmer from Red Hill, Queensland. He enlisted on 25 May 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
4262 Private Joseph PALMIER, a 20 year old Clerk from Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted on 15 June 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 September 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, 8th Reinforcement