Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA
2nd LHFA, AIF
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 23rd Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 23rd Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A42 Boorara 10 May 1917.
The HMAT A42 Boorara weighed 5,923 tons with an average cruise speed of 10.5 knots or 19.44 kmph. The Boorara was previously a captured German vessel called Pfalz. It was manned by Australia officers and crew and transferred to Commonwealth Government Line, 24 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.
16996 Private Archibald Charles Donald ASHMEAD, an 18 year old Draper from Wallumbilla, Queensland. He enlisted on 18 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 June 1919.
16994 Private John COOK, a 24 year old Labourer from Finch Hatton, Queensland. He enlisted on 21 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
16995 Private Charles KENNEDY, a 31 year old Farmer from Allora, Queensland. He enlisted on 6 March 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 April 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, 23rd Reinforcement