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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Roach, Edward (3565)

Place of Birth: London, England

Age: 44 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 6 August 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3565 view online service record

cnr Ferrars Street & City Road
South Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Martha Roach (wife)
cnr Ferrars Street & City Road
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 11 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 11th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 40, commemorated Ration Farm Military Cemetery, France

3565  (Wife Mrs Martha ROACH, born London. Enlisted with wife at the corner of Ferrars Street and City Road,  almost certainly the Wayside Inn or Mendes Royal Hotel; later 27 Pickles Street, Port Melbourne and North Melbourne, 44 year old merchant seaman after having spent some 25 years with the Royal Navy and China Contingent during the Boxer Rebellion.  Five daughters (two married, one deceased), two sons. No circular returned)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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