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Regimental number1631
Place of birthPerth Scotland
AddressWidgiewa, Narrandera, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Christie, Belmont, Meagle, Scotland
Enlistment date15 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

Military Medal (Altered to Mention in Corps Orders)

Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The battery was heavily shelled, causing several casualties. He, regardless of the shell fire, assisting in attending the wounded and getting them into safety. He has throughout set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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