|Troops boarding the Hororata in Port Melbourne in 1914. AWM C02491|
I just found an interesting silent pictures entitled WWI Troops Embarkation and Charity Bazaars, Sydney (c.1915) of troops embarking on troopships in Sydney. One of them was the A9 Shropshire. There are four associated clips - look for the links under the screen. From the Australian Film and Sound Archive.