Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 LHFA
3rd LHFA, AIF
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 10th Reinforcement
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 10th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A70 Ballarat 9 September 1915.
The HMAT A70 Ballarat weighed 11,120 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London. The Ballarat was torpedoed by a submarine in the English Channel, 25 April 1917 and sank the next day.
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.
5586 Private John Cyrill BALL, a 22 year old Farmer from Metung, Victoria. He enlisted on 30 March 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
5587 Private William Joseph HENDERSON, an 18 year old Salesman from Sth Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 May 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
5588 Private Joseph WILSON, a 21 year old Surveyor assistant from Hawthorn, Victoria. He enlisted on 22 June 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 3 January 1916.
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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.
Further Reading:3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF
3rd Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance, Roll of Honour
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 10th Reinforcement