George Horace ROUTLEY

ROUTLEY, George Horace

Service Number: 11105
Enlisted: 7 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Train
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 11 September 1890
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Port Broughton, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes (sudden), Port Broughton, South Australia, 9 June 1936, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Port Broughton Cemetery
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 11105, 3rd Divisional Train, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 11105, 3rd Divisional Train, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 11105
18 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
18 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, 11105, 1st Divisional Train

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Born 11 September 1890, in Port Broughton, South Australia
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 466 Page: 391 District:Dal.)

Father Charles George ROUTLEY and Mother Mary Anne (nee MYERS).

Next of kin in service:
183     Charles Wilfred ROUTLEY
           born 18/2/1892
           12/9/1914   enlisted in Morphettville, SA
           12/2/1915   embarked from Port Melbourne VIC, on board HMAT Armadale A26
           as a Private in 3rd Light Horse Brigade, 9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
           21/11/1916  returned to Australia

2421    Alfred Henry ROUTLEY
            born 22/9/1896
            23/6/1915    enlisted in Adelaide, SA
            13/10/1915  embarked on board HMAT A32 Themistocles, Corporal 27th Battalion
            3/3/1917      killed in action
            buried in:     Warlencourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No. 32), France

Previous service:  Port Broughton Rifle Club (still serving on enlistment)

Described on enlisting as 25 years 5 months old; single; 5' 3 1/4" tall; 147 lbs;
fresh complexion; blue eyes; fair hair, Methodist.

7/3/1916       Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

11/3/1916     Commanding Officer appointed George to A Company, 2nd Depot Battalion,
                    Mitcham Camp

9/6/1916       Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board HMAT A19 Afric
                    as a Private with 3rd Divisional Train, 25th Company

25/11/1916   proceeded overseas to France as a Driver on board MW Miller

14/12/1916   sick with Mumps in the field, admitted to hospital in St Omer
11/1/1917     rejoined unit

6/9/1918       On leave to Rome
23/9/1918     rejoined unit in France

28/9/1918     transferred as Driver to 1st Divisional Train

18/1/1919     promoted to Temporary Corporal

7/4/1919       reverted to Driver on march out to Australia

24/4/1919      Embarked for England, ex Havre, France
25/4/1919      disembarked Southampton, England

7/7/1919       Embarked on board Chemnity, ex England, to return to Australia
2/9/1919       disembarked into Australia

British War medal (14063) and Victory medal (13860)

Thank you to Colin Routley for his family information and photos.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  24/4/2015.  Lest we forget.