Topic: AIF - DMC - Sigs AirlnS
Sigs, Airln Sect, AIF
Signal Service, Airline Section
Embarkation Roll, January 1918 Reinforcement
SS Port Lyttelton
Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, January 1918 Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board SS Port Lyttleton 24 June 1918.
The SS Port Lyttelton [sometimes referred to as SS Port Lydelton in Australian sources] was formerly the SS Niwaru but requisitioned in 1916 as a troop ship and renamed to SS Port Lyttelton. The ship weighed 6,444 tons with an average cruise speed of 12 knots or 22.22 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line, 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.
21466 Sapper Edwin Ernest COLEMAN, a 30 year old Night officer from Maryvale, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 August 1919.
21459 Sapper Charles Pett VINEY, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Wyong, New South Wales. He enlisted on 21 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
21465 Sapper Edgar Ascot WHITEACRE, a 20 year old Fitter from Coburg, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 July 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
Previous: December 1917 Reinforcement
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:Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, Roll of Honour
Citation: Signal Service, Airline Section, AIF, Embarkation Roll, January 1918 Reinforcement