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Our Contribution is a place to discover people from the Armadale and Serpentine-Jarrahdale Districts who served in the Great War 1914-1918. So far there are 928 articles and this number is growing as more information becomes available. If you would like to make a contribution or correct some facts then please contact us

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View alphabetical listings of all soldiers, nurses, and sailors in the BirtwistleWiki.

Victor George James

Social Categories

Focusing on pre-war life, social groupings, and associated districts these categories help to give a picture of the community.

War Related Categories

These categories look at life during the war, tracking movements, wounds, and deaths.


Group Categories

Many soldiers travelled together, fought together, and were remembered together. This is a great starting place to look at the interactions between soldiers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Featured Ship: HMAT A32 Themistocles

HMAT A32 Themistocles
HMAT A32 Themistocles.jpg
History
Builder/Built 1910 Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Displacement 11,231 tons
Speed 15 knots


Remarks

Original owner was the Aberdeen Line, later sold to the Shaw, Saville & Albion Line for routes to Australia. She could carry 250 third class passengers, and 100 in first class. The trip to Melbourne took 40 days.

Served during WW1 as a troopship under the control of the Commonwealth until 20 Oct 1917 before being transferred to the British Admiralty. While controlled by the Transport Branch of the Australian Navy she undertook 7 journeys with troops from Australia to either Egypt or England.

During WW2 the Themistocles was used on trans Atlantic convoys.

Between the wars and after WW2 she returned to servicing the Australian route.

She was scraped on 24 Aug 1947.

Soldiers carried

Fremantle to Alexandria 2 November - 3 December 1914

Fremantle to Alexandria 22 Dec 1914 - ? January 1915

Fremantle to Port Suez 9 June - 30 June 1915

Alexandria to Fremantle 13 August - 10 September 1915

Fremantle to Port Suez 13 October 1915 - unknown at Port Suez

Alexandria to Lemnos Island 15 - 18 November 1915

Alexandria to Marseilles France 15 March - 21 March 1916

Fremantle to Port Suez 17 April - 14 May 1916

Portsmouth to Fremantle 4 May - 24 Jun 1917