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Thomas ROCHE

Regimental number1696
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBourke Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.3
Height5' 3"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinFather, Patrick Roche, 43A Bourke Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1696A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date16 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 16 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 May 1959
Age at death71
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (R.C. Sec. 8, 1349), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROCHE Thomas

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