Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 Sig Trp
4th LH Sig Trp, AIF
4th Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement
4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 4th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln 18 October 1915.
The HMAT A17 Port Lincoln weighed 7,243 tons with an average cruise speed of 12 knots or 22.22 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 26 September 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.
1496 Sapper Stanley Gordon WARD, a 20 year old Draughtsman from Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. He enlisted on 17 June 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 30 October 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.
Further Reading:4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour
Citation: 4th Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 4th Reinforcement