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James ROCHE

Regimental number1766
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
AddressJurang Road, Balwyn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 10"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Laura Stewart, Jurang Road, Balwyn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialAlbert Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
174
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Laura ROCHE, 17 Egerton Road, Malvern, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Sarah STEWART.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROCHE James

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