Lieutenant John Cornelius Roche was born on February 1, 1890 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He was a dispatcher for the Pittsburgh Railway Company at the Glenwood rail-car barn. He served overseas from May 7, 1917 in Company C, Sixth Infantry, 5th division until he was killed in action on October 14, 1918 in France. His headstone is located at Saint Bernard Cemetery Bradford, Pennsylvania. His father was James H. Roche, his mother was Mary C. Roche and he had several brothers and sisters. 424 Hallett Place of Bellevue was listed as his residence, other sources list 20 East Forest Avenue of Bellevue.
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