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Regimental number21049
Date of birth17 March 1893
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
AddressClara Street, Wynnum South, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Christie, Clara Street, Wynnum South, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date31 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentWHLR
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 35th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board H.M.A.T. A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date16 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 10 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 January 1917. Transferred to 3rd Division Artillery, 6 February 1917; taken on strength, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 8 February 1917. Transferred to 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 8 April 1917.

To England on leave, 13 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 April 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 26 December 1918 (influenza); rejoined unit, 31 December 1918.

On leave to England, 15 January 1919; rejoined unit, 17 February 1919.

Marched out to England for Non-Military Employment, 11 March 1919. Granted leave, 20 March-20 June 1919, to attend ship building, Sunderland Shipbuilding Company, South Dock, Sunderland. Granted pre-embarkation leave, 24 June-8 July 1919. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 8-12 July 1919: awarded total forfeiture of 8 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board 'Argylshire', 2 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged, 16 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Robert Tannahill CHRISTIE
Date of death16 July 1948
Age at death55
Place of burialCremated: Mt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland

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