Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn
1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron
Embarkation Roll, 16th Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 16th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses 19 December 1917.
The HMAT A38 Ulysses weighed 14,499 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the China Mutual SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 15 August 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.
20814 Sapper Charles Bertram CRASE, a 19 year old Postal worker from Horsham, Victoria. He enlisted on 8 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.
20815 Acting Sergeant William Alexander FAIRLEY, a 32 year old Telegraphist from North Ipswich, Queensland. He enlisted on 5 October 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.
20816 Sapper William James JORDAN, a 24 year old Rail worker from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
20819 Sapper William Kilpatrick KIRKLAND, a 30 year old Postal worker from Lighting Ridge, New South Wales. He enlisted on 10 August 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 17 July 1919.
20817 Sapper James Clifton PORTER, a 21 year old Telegraphist from Adaminaby, New South Wales. He enlisted on 14 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
20818 Sapper Harold Gould POYNTING, a 21 year old Postal worker from Broadwater, New South Wales. He enlisted on 30 May 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 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.
Further Reading:Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 16th Reinforcement