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Royal Australian Navy. WW1 Ship Identification please.
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 06:49 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

Can somebody give me help in identifying the name of the Royal Australian Naval ship as listed on the man's record and listed between HMAS Cerberus and HMAS Sydney on the file attached.(see file attached).
The ship in question must have sailed between Australia and the UK between 31.8.1918 and 8.1.1919 as the Able Seaman on board the Cerberus then joined the crew of the Sydney as it headed back to Australia.
There is also evidence of the Able Seaman being on leave in Scotland in February 1919 before returning to Australia on the Sydney.

Thanking you,
John.


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WALLIS :Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, Frant. Ssx & West Aust
SENYARD :London.
VEAZEY :London
PARMENTER :Acton Suffolk & London & West Aust

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Re: Royal Australian Navy. WW1 Ship Identification please.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 06:59 BST (UK) »
Two words I think. The second one is Depôt.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Royal Australian Navy. WW1 Ship Identification please.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 07:50 BST (UK) »
Home? Depot  AB  31-8-18  8-1-19
Note: AB = Able Seaman. At top of attachment, he is rated Boy 1 (Boy Seaman 1st Class) 15-9-16 31-10-16.
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32.04'.04"S 115.48'.30"E
Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa


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Re: Royal Australian Navy. WW1 Ship Identification please.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 10:40 BST (UK) »
Hi SeanJ and Q 98,
Thanks for your contribution,
I was having a good ferret around on the Internet looking at Home Depot ships from Australia and I have found the "Barambah" as a possible contender for what I am looking for.
Tomorrow, I shall have a good look around to see if there is any evidence to back up my theory.

Many thanks,
John.
BELL :Coatbridge, Sct & West Aust
WALLIS :Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, Frant. Ssx & West Aust
SENYARD :London.
VEAZEY :London
PARMENTER :Acton Suffolk & London & West Aust

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Re: Royal Australian Navy. WW1 Ship Identification please.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 11:02 BST (UK) »
Could be Land Depot

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Re: Royal Australian Navy. WW1 Ship Identification please.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 26 August 21 04:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you Kloumann and all, I have now sorted out the name of the ship mentioned on his Naval Record.
It was "LONDON DEPOT" (London was shortened to Lond).
The 'London Depot' was the Barambah A37 and was used as a troop carrier by the R.A.N.

Many thanks to all for your help!
BELL :Coatbridge, Sct & West Aust
WALLIS :Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, Frant. Ssx & West Aust
SENYARD :London.
VEAZEY :London
PARMENTER :Acton Suffolk & London & West Aust