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Phillipe Albert ROCHAT

Regimental number13413
Place of birthGeneva, Switzerland
Other NamesRochat, Phillip Albert
OccupationMotor mechanic and driver
AddressNansen Street, Northgate, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Virginie Elise Rochat, Nansen Street, Northgate, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameAuxiliary Mechanical Transport Company 3, Section 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/113/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Philip Albert Rochat on NR
Date of death29 March 1921
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialNundah Cemetery (Portion Presbyterian, Plot A, Grave No. 672), Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Etienne and Francisia ROCHAT. Native of Geneva, Switzerland. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Qld.
Discharge date30 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917; marched into Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 6 March 1917.

Admitted to Delhi Hospital, 23 March 1917 (influenza); transferred to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 24 March 1917 (pneumonia); marched into No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 1 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 June 1917.

Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, 21 July 1917 (debility); discharged, 24 July 1917; rejoined 5th Australian Ammunition Sub-Park, 25 July 1917.

On leave, 20 February 1918; rejoined unit, 7 March 1918.

Taken on strength of 5th Divisional Mechanical Transport Company, 12 March 1918.

On leave to Switzerland, 21 February 1919; rejoined unit, 24 February 1919.

Proceeded to England, 26 March 1919; reported to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 27 March 1919.

Granted leave without pay to travel to Switzerland, 31 March 1919; granted extension to leave, 1 May 1919; reported to Furlough Depot Adminsitration Headquarters, England, 16 May 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 17 May 1919.

Marched into Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 10 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 August 1919; discharged Brisbane (termination of period of enlistment), 30 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROCHAT Phillipe Albert

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