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John CHRISTIE

Regimental number2183
Place of birthKincardineshire Scotland
OccupationPlumber
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Mr Christie, 11 Kemp Street, Croxton Park, Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name3rd Field Artillery Brigade, Military District 3 and Military District 6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A2 Geelong on 19 September 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board TRANSPORT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under fire, setting fine example to men. (Near Ypres 31 July 1917).'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When advancing with his battery to a new position, three horses of his gun team and his own horse were killed by enemy shell fire. He immediately replaced these casualties in spite of continuous heavy shelling, and brought his gun into action, displaying remarkable coolness and setting a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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