Roake, Jack Bamber


War Service:
Gunner 940315 JACK BAMBER ROAKE of 56 Divisional Ammunition Column was killed in action on 23 July 1917,aged 22. At the time of his death he was attached to ‘Y.56’ Trench Mortar Battery. He enlisted in the 4th (London) Howitzer Brigade and after a period in Edinburgh he went to France and was wounded in October 1915. He returned to France in June 1916.

He is buried in Duhallows Advanced Dressing Station cemetery near Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at the Church of St Peter, Brockley and St Dunstan’s College and in the pages of the History of The Old Dunstonian Rugby Football Club. He is also named on the memorial to 91 and 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in St Swithun’s church, Hither Green.

He was the son of Margaret Roake, of 76, Bargery Rd., Catford and the late Harry Roake. He was educated at Plassy Road Elementary School and St Dunstan’s College in Catford which he attended between 1908 and 1910. On leaving school he worked as a clerk to R W Denyer & Co, auctioneers before moving on to a bank in the City.

St Dunstan's College Roll of Honour 1914-1919 : D W Collett, BA (1988)

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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