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James Alex CHRISTIE

Regimental number901
Place of birthAntrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss A Christie, High Street, Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Imperial Yeomanry for 2 years 9 months.
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1916
Discharge date28 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Devanha' and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915; promoted to rank of Sergeant, 1 July 1915; to be Temporary Company Quarter Master Sergeant, 4 August 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 October 1915, and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (dysentry); ceased to hold rank of Company Quarter Master Sergeant, 27 October 1915. Transferred to HS 'Rewa', 27 October 1915; disembarked Malta, 2 November 1915; admitted to Tigne Hospital, 2 November 1915; transferred to St. Anthony's Hospital, Ghain Tuffieh, 23 November 1915; discharged to HS 'Essequibo' for return to Australia, 7 January 1916; admitted to No 2 Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, Heliopolis, 12 January 1916.

Embarked Suez for change on HT 'Kanowna', 28 January 1916; disembarked Fremantle, 10 March 1916.

Discharged from 8th Australian General Hospital, Fremantle, 28 June 1916. Discharged from Australian Imperial Force on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Perth, 28 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHRISTIE James Alex

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