Charles Wilfred ROUTLEY

Badge Number: 7826, Sub Branch: Pt. Broughton

ROUTLEY, Charles Wilfred

Service Number: 183
Enlisted: 12 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Wokurna, South Australia, 18 February 1892
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Port Broughton
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Whyalla, South Australia, 10 April 1958, aged 66 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Port Broughton Cemetery
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 183, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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12 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 183, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
8 Feb 1917: Discharged AIF WW1
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 183, 9th Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

21 Apr 1942: Enlisted Pt Broughton, SA

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Born:  18 February 1892 in Wokurna, South Australia
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 497 Page: 281 District: Dal.)

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

Next of kin in service:
2421    Alfred Henry ROUTLEY
            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

11105   George Horace ROUTLEY
            7/3/1916     enlisted in Adelaide, SA
            9/6/1916     embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, on board HMAT Afric A19
                              as a Driver with Australian Army Service Corps
            7/7/1919     returned to Australia

Described on enlisting as 22 years 7 months old; single; 5' 6" tall; 126 lbs;
dark complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair; Methodist

12/9/1914     Enlisted in Morphettville, South Australia

12/2/1915     Embarked from Port Melbourne, on board HMAT Armadale A26
                    as a Private in 3rd LIght Horse Brigade, 9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron

15/5/1915     proceeded overseas to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces, Gallipoli
21/5/1915     disembarked at Gallipoli

30/7/1915     gun shot wound to left thigh, admitted to No.2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezira

28/12/1915   discharged to duty

4/8/1916       temporary transferred on Command to Kit Stores, Ghizerak

21/11/1916   Shell shock and deafness, embarked on board HT Ayrshire
                    for return to Australia

8/2/1917       discharged from service in AIF

1914-15 Star (6305); British War medal (2411); Victory medal (2384)

1967   Eldest son Russell Charles Routley applied to AIF for Gallipoli Medallion

Thank you to Colin Routley for his family details.

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