Victor Eyre ROACH

ROACH, Victor Eyre

Service Number: 12882
Enlisted: 30 August 1915
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company
Born: Medindie, South Australia, 13 August 1890
Home Town: Kent Town, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 26 December 1957, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
East Area, Rose Bed N5, Position 5
Memorials: Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Orroroo Public School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 12882, 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company
13 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant

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Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

Victor Eyre Roach was born August 13th 1890 in Medindie SA to parents Bertie Smith Roach and Edith Guard Roach. Victor was born along with three other siblings. Victor enlisted into the war on the 30 Aug 1915 at 25 years of age. At the time Victor was unmarried and had an occupation as a clerk.

Victor was 5,6 and only 124 lbs when he enlisted. Everything checked out and he was succesfully allowed to embark into war. 

Victor returned from the war at 29 years of age on the 13 Oct 1919 after over four years of service in WWI as a Lance Sargent.

Victor married Gertrude May ROACH (born TUCKER) in 1924, at age 34. The two ended up having one child.

Victor E Roach passed away on December 26 1957 aged 67 from natural causes. He was buried in Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, South Australia, Australia, There he lays in East Area, Rose Bed N5, Position 5.

Thankyou for your service Victor.