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Harold Reginald KOCH

Regimental number557
Date of birth25 August 1885
Place of birthSandgate, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressBarefields Station via Gladstone, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, B T W Koch, Royal Bank, Laidley, Queensland
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF15
Promotion date: 14 May 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF15
Promotion date: 1 March 1916

Captain


Unit: INF15
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 24 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 March 1956
Place of burialBuried on his Plantatiuon "Aliwa" near Kandrian Territory Gasmata. Island of New Britain

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