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Leonard Nairn ROACH

Regimental number540
Date of birth-3 May 1894
OccupationInsurance clerk
Address27 Auburngrove, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.3
Height5' 6.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W C Roach, 27 Auburngrove, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentCaulfield, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion


Unit: INF5
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

FateReturned to Australia 2 May 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Discharge date2 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Appointment terminated, London, on being appointed to a Commission in the Indian Army, 2 May 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No VX41587.
SourcesNAA: B883,, ROACH Leonard Nairn

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