11th Battalion Embarks

Leaving old Freo & Sailing into History HMAT Medic (A7)

100 years ago today on the 31st of October 1914, the men of the 11th Battalion entrained from Blackboy Hill training camp to Fremantle. There they boarded the two ships waiting for them in port, joining other troops who had already sailed from the Eastern States.

“A” and “B” Companies with their 6 Officers and 236 men boarded the HMAT Medic (A7), the remainder of the Battalion boarding HMAT Ascanius (A11), 788 men, including 26 officers. They finally departed from Gage Roads 2 days later, and unbeknown to them, destined for Egypt.

For a full list of the 11th Battalion soldiers who embarked, and a special video, go to the WAGS 11th Battalion Cheops Website, links below...

HMAT Ascanius (A11)Special Video – Ships departure, the voyage and Cheops photo: 11th Battalion sails into history

Details of the men on the ships: Company and Ship Allocation


Full list of the: Nominal / Embarkation Roll

Cheops Photo: 11th Battalion Cheops photo and grid

List of identified soldiers: Cheops Photo ID# Index

Enlistment places: Enlistment Places Map

Birth places: Birth Places Map

Next of Kin: Next of Kin Places Map



Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 19:20