Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 Sig Trp
3rd LH Sig Trp, AIF
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop
Embarkation Roll, 5th Reinforcement
3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, 5th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A20 Hororata 17 April 1915.
The HMAT A20 Hororata weighed 9,400 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 11 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.
961 Sapper Edward HAWKINS, an 18 year old Clerk from East Ballarat, Victoria. He enlisted on 8 December 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 23 July 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:3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Roll of Honour
Citation: 3rd Light Horse Signal Troop, AIF, Embarkation Roll, 5th Reinforcement