Charles William ROUGHLEY

ROUGHLEY, Charles William

Service Number: 6339
Enlisted: 18 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Railton, Tasmania, Australia, 11 November 1885
Home Town: Devonport, Devonport, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 9 June 1918, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Ebblinghem Military Cemetery
Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 19.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Devonport Cenotaph, East Devonport St Paul's Honour Roll, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, RailtonM1, Sheffield War Memorial, Ulverstone East Devonport 'Unknown' Tasmania's Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6339, 12th Infantry Battalion
24 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 6339, 12th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Botanist embarkation_ship_number: A59 public_note: ''
24 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 6339, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Botanist, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Charles Roughley was one of five brothers from Devonport in Tasmania to enlist in the AIF and serve overseas. Three of the brothers lost their lives during the war. They were the sons of Henry Asher Roughley and the late Jane Roughley of Devonport. Their mother had passed away during 1910.

Charles served with the 12th Battalion; he was a married man with five children when he enlisted during August 1916. He was severely wounded on 30 May 1918 when he was a member of a carrying party to the front line which was hit by a shell. Several men were killed and others wounded. He was taken to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing station with multiple shrapnel wounds and died there on the 9 June 1918.

His wife, Emma Roughley, was awarded a pension of six pounds 10 shillings per fortnight for her and the five children.