2 March 2010

4696167 Gnr Peter Roche, RA

4696167 Gunner Peter Roche of 3 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery, died at sea on the 2nd March 1945. He was the son of Robert Henry and Annie Roche of Knaresborough in Yorkshire, and the husband of Edith Roche.

Peter Roche has no known grave and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)


Kevin Lee said...

Thank you for posting this information. I am Peters grandson and sadly as Grandma would not talk about the war and what happened we do not have a lot of information about our grandad. Just one slight correction to the information you have posted. Peter Roache was married to Edith (dec). They had one daughter Maureen, who married Robert Henry Lee. Who now live in Australia. They Have two sons Barry and Kevin. Kevin's eldest son is a member of the South Australian Legion Cadets and will be wearing his great grandfather's (Peter Roache) medals in this years ANZAC Day dawn service and march. He is the only person to ever wear them. We all know both his great grandparents (Peter and Edith) would be just as proud of him as we all are. RIP Grandad, Kevin.

Paul Nixon said...

Kevin, thanks for commenting, and for the additional information you have provided. I have amended my post to reflect the correction you mentioned.

Best wishes, and it is good to know you keep Peter Roache's memory alive.

Kevin Lee said...

As mentioned previously my eldest son proudly wore Grandads medals in the ANZAC Eve Youth vigil ceremony and the Dawn Service. He started at 5pm on the Saturday and finished at 12pm on the Sunday, with out sleep; he stood proud and held his head high the whole time. We all know Grandad would have been proud of him, as we all are.