Louis Carl ROTH MC, MID

ROTH, Louis Carl

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 November 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, 4 December 1893
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Engineer & Surveyor
Died: Died of Wounds, France, 6 October 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
14 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
11 May 1916: Wounded Lieutenant, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, GSW and Shell wound (chest and arm)
13 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
5 Oct 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Montbrehain, 2nd occasion - GSW (abdomen)
6 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Pioneer Battalion

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"...2nd Lieutenant Louis Carl Roth... A civil engineer and surveyor of Elsternwick, he later served in the First World War, progressing from Lieutenant to Captain of the 2nd Pioneer Battalion, and was awarded a Military Cross (MC) on 18 April 1918. On 6 October 1918 he died of wounds received whilst serving in France, aged 24 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)