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Philippe Albert Rochat (1878–1921)

The death of Mr. Philippe Albert Rochat, who was well known in many parts of Queensland, has added another victim to the toll of the Great War. He was a native of Geneva, Switzerland, and arrived in Queensland in 1895. After working for some time on sugar plantations, and attending classes at the Gatton Agricultural College, he settled on the land at Wallumbilla. Whilst there he was for many years an esteemed member of the Bungil Shire Council, and of the local Rifle Club. Some twelve years later he sold out, and had since lived with his family at Northgate Junction. He enlisted and "did his bit" for three years as a driver in the Mechanical Transport, and it was while serving in France that he contracted the disease which led to his death. He leaves a widow (the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tardent, of Wynnum) and four children.

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'Rochat, Philippe Albert (1878–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 April 2024.

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Geneva, Switzerland


29 March, 1921 (aged ~ 43)
Queensland, Australia

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