Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 LHFA
3rd LHFA, AIF
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 7th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A67 Orsova 17 July 1915.
The HMAT A67 Orsova weighed 12,036 tons with an average cruise speed of 18 knots or 33.33 kmph. It was owned by the Orient SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 28 February 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.
315 Private Robert Thomas BRUCE, an 18 year old Clerk from Ringwood, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 June 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 12 November 1917.
316 Private Cyril James CURNOW, a 19 year old Clerk from Bendigo, Victoria. He enlisted on 26 May 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 24 June 1916.
317 Private Ernest James HYATT, a 20 year old Rail worker from East Geelong, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 May 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 15 January 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.
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Citation: 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 7th Reinforcement