Alfred Windsor ROCHESTER


ROCHESTER, Alfred Windsor

Service Number: 877
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Inglewood, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Inglewood, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Engineer
Died: Killed in Action, Krithia, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Helles Memorial, Cape Helles, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Inglewood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 877, Enlisted at Bendigo, Victoria
13 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
24 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant
19 Oct 1914: Involvement SN 877, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked SN 877, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
27 Oct 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, Promoted after embarking
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 877, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 May 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 877, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Rochester and Mary Jane Rochester nee Thomas of Brook Street, Inglewood, Victoria. Brother of Hilda Sarah Rochester, Eric Rochester and Thomas James Rochester who was killed in action on 25 April 1918 while serving with the 57th Battalion and has no known grave; his name appears on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

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