Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 Sig Trp
1st LH Sig Trp, AIF
1st Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 1st Reinforcement
1st Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 1st Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A30 Borda 22 December 1914.
The HMAT A30 Borda weighed 11,136 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 10 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.
47 Sapper Melville Stuart OPIE, a 26 year old Chemist from Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 24 September 1918.
49 Sapper Walter Frederick WATKINS, a 19 year old Mechanical Engineer from Albert Park, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 November 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 18 December 1918.
48 Sapper Arthur William WHEILDON, an 18 year old Rail porter from Won Wron, Victoria. He enlisted on 14 September 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 8 October 1918.
52 Sapper Frederick Arthur WILLIAMS, a 19 year old Clerk from Albert Park, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 September 1914; and subsequently was Discharged in Britain, 22 August 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: 1st Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 1st Reinforcement