Charles George WAUGH

WAUGH, Charles George

Service Number: 3647
Enlisted: 6 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1891
Home Town: North Sydney, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storekeeper
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Killara North Sydney Technical High School WW1 Honour Board, Haymarket Men of the Railways & Tramways Store Branch Roll of Valour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, North Sydney Tramways Pictorial Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3647, 17th Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Involvement 3647, 17th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
20 Dec 1915: Embarked 3647, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
24 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 3647, 17th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Australian War Memorial 

Private Charles George Waugh

Dayle Shafer was going through a box of her father’s things after he died when she found an old silver cigarette case and lighter.

They were beautifully engraved with the initials C.G.W., but no one knew where they came from or who they belonged to.

“They were all tarnished and battered, and they looked like they’d been through the wars, literally,” she said.

“They were going to go in the rubbish dump...but I couldn’t just throw them out, so I kept them.”

It would be years before she learnt the story behind them.

They belonged to her grandfather’s eldest brother, Private Charles George Waugh, who died in France during the First World War.

Years later, an unexpected letter arrived in the mail, leading her on a journey of discovery.

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