Douglas Peter ROACH

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ROACH, Douglas Peter

Service Number: 5850
Enlisted: 6 April 1916, Kadina, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 5 January 1898
Home Town: Moonta, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Moonta High School
Occupation: Fitter
Died: Died of wounds, Hamel, France, 5 July 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Moonta All Saint's Anglican Church Memorial Honour Roll, Moonta War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Kadina, South Australia
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5850, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5850, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
5 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5850, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Brothers: 615 Lce.-Cpl. Jacob Roach (/explore/people/59951) (returned and discharged 20 Aug 1919) and 5851 James Barkla Roach (/explore/people/331869) (returned and discharged 14 Aug 1919)

"LATE PTE. DOUGLAS P. ROACH.

News has been received by Mrs T. N. Roach, of Moonta, that her fourth son, Douglas Peter Roach, died of Gun Shot wounds in France on July 5. Private Roach, who enlisted in April, 1916, was in his twenty-first year, and was attached to the 43rd Battalion. He was wounded on two previous occasions. Three sons have gone forward from this family to do their duty, and one son James Barkla Roach was awarded the Military Medal. The deceased was of a quiet, unassuming nature and had a keen interest in sport, particularly aquatic events, and won several swimming events in France." - from the Adelaide Register 17 Jul 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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