Allen Evans ROACH

ROACH, Allen Evans

Service Number: NX30592
Enlisted: 13 June 1940
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Field Regiment
Born: Wongarbon, New South Wales, 28 March 1916
Home Town: Tooraweenah, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Died at sea (POW of Japan - Rakuyo Maru), South China Sea, 12 September 1944, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
LABUAN MEMORIAL - Panel 3. - Malaysia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Gilgandra War Memorial, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia, Singleton War Memorial, Tooraweenah War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

13 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, NX30592, Paddington, New South Wales
13 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Bombardier, NX30592, 2nd/15th Field Regiment
14 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, NX30592
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
6 Sep 1944: Embarked Bombardier, NX30592, 2nd/15th Field Regiment, Embarked with(1318-POW'S) Ship: "Rakuyo Maru", Singapore; Japanese - Convoy of ships: "HI-72"; Destination: Mainland of Japan - mines; Date and Location of Disaster: 12/09/1944, Off east coast of Hainan Island, Sth China Sea; Cause of Disaster: Unmarked Japanese Transport Ship, "Rakuyo Maru" was torpedoed by USA-submarine - "Sea Lion".
12 Sep 1944: Wounded Bombardier, NX30592, 2nd/15th Field Regiment, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of Arthur Henry Evans ROACH and Emily Ethel ROACH

Husband of Olive Ruth Roach (nee Goodfellow)