Charles Templeton

Charles Templeton

Charles Templeton Charles enlisted in October 1916 when he was 44 years old. He was a labourer and unmarried, and listed his mother Catherine, living in Ross, as her next of kin.

Charles arrived in France with the 40th Battalion in April 1917. He was gassed in June during operations near Messines and treated in France. In April 1918, under heavy shelling in Marett Wood, near Morlancourt Ridge, he suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was evacuated to England then in June was discharged to Australia with chronic rheumatism.

He married Amy Ethel Wines and they had two daughters and a son.

Charles died in 1950 and is buried in Launceston.

Charles’ story is part of our exhibition: Our Grateful Thanks and Loving Remembrance, a moving and deeply personal exhibition remembering the soldiers whose names are immortalised on the Ross War Memorial.