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Transport: HMNZT 11
Embarkation: Main Body
Date of Departure: 16 October 1914
Port of Departure: Lyttelton, New Zealand
Date of Arrival: 3 December 1914
Port of Arrival: Suez, Egypt
OC Troops: Colonel A.H. Russell
Units on Board:
  • Headquarters Mounted Rifles Brigade
  • Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regt. (2 Squadrons)
  • Canterbury Infantry Battalion (less 1 Company)
Officers: 54
Men: 1,259
Horses: 339
Vessel: Athenic
Gross Tonnage: 12,234
Knots: 12
Master: J.E. Crossland
Caption:
  • Canterbury Troopships No's 4 and 11 R.M.S. "Tahiti" and R.M.S. "Athenic". George E. Cook Albums, Call 406/1, Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • H.M.N.Z. Transport No. 11 (R.M.S. "Athenic") George E. Cook Albums, Call 406/1, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Additional Info: Embarkation on 10 ships totalled 8568 men
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