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Pvt William H “LeRoche” Larock

Pvt William H “LeRoche” Larock

Wayne County, New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 25–26)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 16199101 · View Source
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Pvt Larock enlisted into the US Army on February 9, 1872, at Buffalo NY. He was described as 5'5", hazel eyes, dark hair & a fair complexion. His civilian occupation was laborer.

On February 21, 1872, Larock reported for duty at Louiseville KY & was assigned to Company F, 7th US Cavalry. His daliy duties were post mail carrier & post cook.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn Company F was attached to LTC George Armstrong Custer's battalion. Larock was killed sometime during the fighting.

Two days after the battle most of Company F was found on or near Last Stand Hill.

Larock's remains were reportedly found on Last Stand Hill. He was likely first buried where they had been found. In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

On June 11, 1874, his mother was awarded a survivor's pension.

FAG member #46964130 advises that Larock was the son of Leonard Larock (LaRocque) this name has been transcribed as LaRoche as a pronunciation error. His mother was Rose Pilon. His father Leonard was born in Saint-Eustache, Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada.

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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 15 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16199101
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William H “LeRoche” Larock (1850–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16199101, citing Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .