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Joseph Garrett Roache

Portrait, Lt.-Col. Joseph Garrett Roache, photo originally published in Austin, W. (1924) p. 240-241 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Lt.-Col. Joseph Garrett Roache, photo originally published in Austin, W. (1924) p. 240-241 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Garrett AWMM
  • Surname
    Roache AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 23/1263 AWMM
    • WWI 1/041 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 January 1875 AWMM GreatfordManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 10 Sieverston Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.G. Roache (wife), care of Mrs Chastie, 16 Ocean Beach, Manly, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


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Training and Enlistment

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Captain J. G. Roache, of the 5th Wellington, Infantry, who went to Samoa with the first Expeditionary Force, returned to New Zealand by the Atua, which arrived at Auckland on Saturday. Captain Roache has been invalided home after an attack of typhoid fever. (from an article entitled ‘Back From Samoa’, Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 18) AWMM

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  • Served in the Samoan Expeditionary Force as Captain, 5 August 1914.

    Temporary Commanding Officer of 1 Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade, July 1916.

    Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer of 4 Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade, 8 June 1917.

    Commanding Officer of 5 (Reserve) Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade, December 1917.

    Evacuated sick to New Zealand in May 1918. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 July 1947 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Section: Soldiers, Plot Number: 35 Q/3 AWMM
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  • In memory of the officer who organised the construction of the Messines terrain model in 1918 at Brocton Camp, Staffordshire, England
    Public - Richard - Researcher - 2 December 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 619 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
      McDonald, H. (2001). p. 273. AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
      Haigh, J., and Polaschek, A. (compilers). (1993). p. 217. AWMM
    • Smith, S.J. (1924). The Samoa (N.Z.) Expeditionary Force 1914-1915. Wellington, N.Z.: Ferguson & Osborn. AWMM
      Smith, S.J. (1924). p. 142. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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02 December 2016RichardCannock, Staffordshire, U.KResearcher

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