Topic: AIF - DMC - 1 Sig Sqn
1st LH Sig Sqn, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron
Embarkation Roll, 14th Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Signal Squadron, AIF, 14th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra 16 November 1917.
The SS Canberra weighed 7,707 tons with an average cruise speed of 16.5 knots or 30.55 kmph. It was owned by the Australian Steamships Ltd (Howard Smith), Melbourne.
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.
19953 Sapper Francis Patrick CALLEN, a 27 year old Postal worker from Katoomba, New South Wales. He enlisted on 25 February 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 26 July 1919.
19954 Sapper William John FROST, a 27 year old Electrician from Canterbury, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 April 1919.
19955 Sapper Arthur John GOODWIN, a 27 year old Linesman from Manly, New South Wales. He enlisted on 11 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
19956 Sapper Gordon Douglas HUGHES, a 29 year old Mechanic from Caulfield East, Victoria. He enlisted on 23 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.
19957 Sapper Hugh Alexander PILLEY, a 20 year old Station hand from Longueville, New South Wales. He enlisted on 5 June 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.
19958 Sapper George Alfred ROGERS, a 25 year old Postal worker from Bowen Hills, Queensland. He enlisted on 19 March 1917; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 29 April 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, 14th Reinforcement