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Joseph Holland ROACH

Private & Drummer 11158 Joseph Holland ROACH
8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Died of Wounds,   Wednesday 18th August 1915,   Anzac, Gallipoli, Dardanelles,   age 24

Home address:3 Garden Place, Ancoats, Manchester, Lancashire
Born:1891, Manchester, Lancashire
Parents:Margaret Roach and William Roach
3 Garden Place, Ancoats, Manchester, Lancashire
Marital status:Married to Amy Roach (née Roylance)
Goodier Fold, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Machine Fitter
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Helles Memorial, Turkey,
panel 77 and panel 132.
Link to Hyde:Enlisted in Hyde

From Hyde in War Time, 1916 , page 127:

On or about the 20th September [1915] Drummer Roach's wife received a piece of khaki cloth containing a message, written in copying ink, from her husband, in which he said he had just come out of the fire trench, and had cut the cloth from his trousers, as he could not get any writing paper. The piece of cloth was found on the quayside by a soldier [who posted it to Amy Roach].