Pvt Samuel Roach, Co D, 6th Engineer Regt.
Born at Bradford, Ohio on 12 February 1886, Samuel was an employee in a saw works before enlisting into the US Regular Army in October 1917. After just two months training at Fort Thomas and at Washington Barracks, he was sent overseas on 5 December 1917 and served in the 'Somme Defensive' operations of March 1918. Samuel was killed near Villers Bretonneaux on 30 March 1918 and buried nearby. Post war, his remains were repatriated to the USA and he was reburied in Arlington National Cemetery.
30 March 1918
Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Services.