Captain Leonard Nairn Roach

Service Numbers 540,VX41587
Birth Date 03 May 1894
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Neutral Bay
Final Rank Captain
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 18 April 1918 on page 847 at position 112
London Gazette 1 January 1918 on page 51 at position 98


Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Corporal
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Orvieto A3
    Date of Embarkation
    21 October 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    1 January 1918 on page 51 at position 98
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 847 at position 112
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    20 September 1917
    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Military Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    20 September 1917
    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain

Timeline

Date of birth 1894-05-03 Neutral Bay, NSW.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1914-08-17 5th Battalion.
Date promoted 1914-09-09 Corporal.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-21
Date commissioned 1915-12-08
Date promoted 1916-03-12 Lieutenant.
Other 1916-05-20 Camp Commandant Headquarters 2nd Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-20
Other 1918-05-02 Appointed in AIF terminated upon commissioning in Indian Army.
Other 1921-01-01 Captain, Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1921-03-31 5th Battalion.
Other 1921-07-01 Assistant staff officer G Branch Headquarters 4th Division.
Other 1922-07-01 Staff officer G Branch Headquarters 4th Division.
Other 1924-07-01 Staff officer Intelligence Section 3 District Base.
Other 1924-12-01 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1928-01-04 - 1931-01-03 Staff captain 3rd Division Artillery.
Other units 1932-01-27 39th Battalion.
Other units 1932-01-27 - 1933-09-30 Seconded staff captain Headquarters 10th Brigade.
Date promoted 1934-02-07 Major.
Other units 1936-12-01 37/39th Battalion.
Other 1937-01-06 Deputy adjutant and quartermaster general Headquarters 4th Division.
Other 1938-01-01 General service officer grade 2 Headquarters 4th Division.
Other units 1938-06-27 29/22nd Battalion.
Other units 1939-08-24 29th Battalion.
Other units 1939-11-09 - 1940-07-01 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 14th Battalion.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1940-06-26 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other units 1940-07-01 - 1942-01-17 Seconded 2/21st Battalion as commanding officer.
Other 1941-12-17 Arrived Ambon (Gull Force).
Date returned to Australia 1942-01-17 Returned to Darwin.
Other 1942-03-10 Reserve of Officers.
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) c 1912

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