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Albert ROACH

Regimental number731
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTinsmith
AddressHampton Road, Keswick, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Madge Roach, Hampton Road, Keswick, South Australia
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 June 1917
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row Q, Grave No. I), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellen ROACH; husband of M.M. ROACH, 'Raheen', Ann Street, West Croydon, South Australia. Native of Glenelg, South Australia
Family/military connectionsStepbrother: 2307 Pte Frederick Patrick ROACH, 59th Bn, killed in action, 26 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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