Allan Luther Roche was born in Midisonville, Tennessee, the son of Foy Roche and Nettie Townsend. He was the brother of Ruth Della Roche, who died at the age of 10 in 1922, of John Samuel Roche and Gladys Roche. He was married to Lorene Coward and father of Harold Eugene Roche and Margaret Ann Roche who died in 1935 at the age of 2.
He enlisted on April 18, 1942 in Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Died non Battle
Allan Roche was initially buried at El-Alia Cemetery in Algiers, Algeria and reburied in the North Africa American Cemetery in Carthage, Tunisia, Plot: B  Row: 16  Grave: 2   

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 18, 1943
Pvt. Allan L. Roche of Knoxville died in North Africa July 23, his wife has been notified by the War Department. Details of his death were not given. Pvt. Roche had been overseas since January, 1943. He entered service in May, 1942. The 32-year-old soldier was the father of one son, Harold Eugene Roche, 8. Mrs. Roche and the son lived at 408 Galbraith Street. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Gladys Clevinger, and a brother, John Roche, both of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 June 1914
  • Date of death: 23 July 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 2622nd Ordnance Company
  • Theater: North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Bottom Panel
  • Contact us to sponsor Allan L. Roche

Image Gallery

Click a thumbnail below to view at full size.

Submit more information on this veteran →