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Edward ROACH

Regimental number3565
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
AddressCorner of Ferrars Street and City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 8"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Roach, corner of Ferrars Street and City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 25 years in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Date of death19 July 1916
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 46), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 January 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 27 February 1916 (lumbago); discharged to duty, 8 March 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916, and taken on strength.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROACH Edward

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