Private Frank Roughley 3514304, 1st. Bn. Manchester Regiment

1900 May 15. Born Oldham, Lancashire

1911 census at 46 Alfred St, Oldham

1919 Nov 7. Serving at Bordon with 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment charged with Absence and insubordination to an NCO sentenced the 28 days detention

1920 Sep 25. Serving at Ballincollig with the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment arrested for desertion

1920 Nov 1. At Ballincollig charged with desertion and attempting to escape from custody and sentenced to 6 months detention. {Had spent 37 days in custody}

1921 Mar 25. Detention ended

1921Jun 15. reported missing

1921 Jun 15 Died according to CWGC.

Year of Disappeareances references MA A/07304 and MA A/0909 (I have not read these references) and says Roughley's body was recovered some time later from a farm near Ovens. This is about the same time as the Manchester Band Boy murders . It seems odd that he was wandering the roads of Cork 10 days after the other three disappeared.. There is no Irish death record, and the British seem to have still been trying to find out what happened to him in 1926. There is no reord in Irish Newpapers of an exhumation. So I am doubtful that his body was been found

His mother claimed a pension


British Soldiers died in Ireland