Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 LHFA
4th LHFA, AIF
4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement
4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 4th Reinforcement, embarked Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A26 Armadale 22 September 1915.
The HMAT A26 Armadale weighed 6,153 tons with an average cruise speed of 11 knots or 20.37 kmph. It was owned by the Australind SS Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 7 June 1917. The Armadale was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine off coast of Ireland, 27 June 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.
1697 Private George Kelynack HARVEY, a 25 year old Accountant from Bundaberg, Queensland. He enlisted on 10 July 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.
1699 Private Rupert Thomas HOWARD, a 29 year old Agent from Spring Hill, Queensland. He enlisted on 27 July 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 17 June 1918.
1698 Private Leslie James ROGERS, a 22 year old Chemist from Jondaryan, Queensland. He enlisted on 20 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 11 May 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: 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement