Stephen ROACH


ROACH, Stephen

Service Number: 1410
Enlisted: 28 November 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 2 August 1882
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, France, 2 April 1917, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Special Memorial, Row B, Grave 37 Headstone inscription reads; Their glory shall not be be blotted out
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1410, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1410, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1410, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, In the field
2 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 1410, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Marital status at the time of enlistment was given as widower. Husband of Holly Ellen Roach nee Wallace. Father of Winifred Chlorine Roach.

Son of Henry Roach and Catherine Roach nee O'Loughlin of Adelaide, SA

Address at the time of enlistment was Beryl Street, Broken Hill, NSW. Brother of Sarah Courtney nee Roach of Adelaide, SA

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