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Lawrence ROACH

Regimental number408
Date of birth21 April 1893
Place of birthBalbodney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Henry Roach, Bush Home, Gayndah, Queensland
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2955 Pte John ROACH, 58th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 September 1917; 2240 Pte Peter ROACH, 12th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, effective abroad (subsequently returned to Australia).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

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

Discharged, 26 February 1919.

Total war service: 4 years 183 days (of which 4 years 96 days were abroad)

Also served in World War II as Q50782, 1st Australian Garrison Bn, 18 March 1941-24 June 1946.
Date of death25 May 1950
Age at death57
Place of burialGayndah Cemetery, Queensland

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