Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHB
1st LHB, AIF
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcement
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, 15th Reinforcement, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A15 Star Of England 8 March 1916.
The HMAT A15 Star of England, later renamed Port Sydney, weighed 9,136 tons with an average cruise speed of 13.5 knots or 25.00 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 22 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.
9679 Driver Livingston Mitchell MANN, a 23 year old Clerk from Neutral Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 October 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 August 1919.
9676 Driver Thomas REID, a 38 year old Miller from RMC Duntroon, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 November 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 May 1919.
9678 Driver Herbert Hannell SMITH, a 26 year old Bank official from Neutral Bay, New South Wales. He enlisted on 13 September 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 22 November 1919.
9677 Driver James WILSON, a 21 year old Bricklayer from Newcastle, New South Wales. He enlisted on 13 January 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 16 January 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 Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 15th Reinforcement