Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA
2nd LHFA, AIF
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 28th Reinforcement
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 28th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney 8 May 1917.
The HMAT A15 Star of England, later renamed Port Sydney, weighed 9,136 tons with an average cruise speed of 13.5 knots or 25.00 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 22 September 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.
14355 Private David Black McHAFFIE, a 28 year old Presbyterian Minister from Nerang, Queensland. He enlisted on 14 September 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.
14352 Private Frank Waldo POTTS, a 28 year old Tailor from Hill End, Queensland. He enlisted on 13 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 September 1919.
14354 Private Arthur Edward ROBBINS, a 21 year old Bootmaker from Maryborough, Queensland. He enlisted on 7 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
14353 Private Henry Percy WATT, a 24 year old Cinegraph operator from New Farm, Queensland. He enlisted on 29 September 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Previous: 27th Reinforcement
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, 28th Reinforcement