Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 LHFA
3rd LHFA, AIF
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 26th Reinforcement
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 26th Reinforcement, embarked Melbourne, Victoria on board RMS Morea 20 February 1917.
The RMS Morea weighed 10,890 tons with an average cruise speed of 16 knots or 29.63 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London.
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.
17082 Private Percy Joseph BEGBIE, an 18 year old Driver from East Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 July 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
17083 Private Albert Douglas FRYER, a 23 year old Clerk from Jolimont, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 8 August 1919.
17084 Private William John James PARKER, a 24 year old Motorman from Moonee Ponds, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 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, 26th Reinforcement