9th November 1915

EmAnzacbarked from Sydney on the H.M.A.T. ‘Beltana’

(current official records state the H.M.A.T. Beltana but his service record says: H.M.A.T. ‘Katuna’ which appears to be an error).

Reference: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=8361586


He embarked with 30th Battalion Headquarters:


Read about the 30th Battalion:




H.M.A.T. Beltana:

S.S. Beltana: 11,120 gross tons. Speed of 14 knots. Owned by the P & O SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 14 September 1917. 9 November 1915 embarked 1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement at Sydney. November 25, 1916 embarked 1st Field Company Engineers at Sydney. 16 June 1917 embarked Medical Officers at Sydney. 25 November 1916 embarked Medical Officers at Sydney. 19 January 1918 embarked Medical Officers at Melbourne.
SS Beltana 1917
s.s. “Beltana”, owner Peninsular and Orient Steam Navigation Company, London, United Kingdom, flag United Kingdom. Built 1912 by Caird Shipbuilding Co., Greenock, United Kingdom. Grt. 11.120, l.o.a. 157.00 mt. Engine type Steam, Caird, 9.000 ihp., speed 15 kn. Vessel type Passenger, 1.100 3rd class.


This is the H.M.A.T. Katuna which is erroneously mentioned in his service record:

Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli) Soldiers crowd the deck of a transport as it transfers them ashore to the Gallipoli peninsula from SS Katuna (A13), which is in the background. (Original album housed in AWM Archive Store)ActivityMgrItem