Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA
2nd LHFA, AIF
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Roll, 30th Reinforcement
HMAT A73 Commonwealth
2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, 30th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth 2 November 1917.
The HMAT A73 Commonwealth weighed 6,616 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 23 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.
18041 Private Ivan Hunter GARTSIDE, an 18 year old Student from Boonah, Queensland. He enlisted on 25 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
18042 Private Henry Benjamin MATTHEWS, a 19 year old Stockman from Rockhampton, Queensland. He enlisted on 25 April 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
18043 Private Ernest Walter SANDERS, a 31 year old Steam fitter from Ipswich, Queensland. He enlisted on 19 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.
18044 Private Albert Charles TILLEY, a 26 year old Motor driver from Mitchell, Queensland. He enlisted on 12 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 24 July 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: 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 30th Reinforcement