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Thomas ROACH

Regimental number1491
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
Addressc/o Miss M.M. Roach, c/o A.J. Roach, Watson Avenue, Rose Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.6
Height5' 6.75"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Minnie May Roach, Watson Avenue, Rose Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 6 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 29 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 August 1934
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROACH Thomas

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