Christopher EVERDING

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EVERDING, Christopher

Service Number: 5331
Enlisted: 18 September 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 25 December 1885
Home Town: Bundamba, Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cordial maker
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 31 October 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bundamba War Memorial, Ipswich Soldier's Memorial Hall Great War
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5331, 25th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5331, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5331, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
31 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5331, 25th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Christopher was the fifth of six children of August Christe Everding (born 1848 in Germany) and Auguste (Agnes) Eggert (born 1849 in Germany, August immigrated in 1871, arriving in Brisbane, QLD on board the John Bertram. Agnes arrived in 1866 on board the Cesar Goddefroy. August (a Labourer) was living in Dalby, QLD when he travelled to Brisbane in 1877 to marry Agnes. They lived in Walloon, Brisbane and Ipswich to raise their family, and August worked as a Labourer, Tobacconist, Hairderesser and Boardinghouse Keeper.

Christopher was a Cordial Maker (Manufacturer) in Ipswich when he married Catherine Mary O'Doherty (born 1882 in Ipswich, QLD) in 1907. Christopher and Catherine were living in Ipswich in 1915 when Christopher enlisted in the AIF. He served as a Private (Service No:5331) with 25th Infantry Battalion, and was KiA in Belgium on 31 October 1917. Brother Barney (Private; Service No:4392) also served in WWI.

Following Christopher's death, Mary remained in Ipswich, QLD where she worked as Assistant Station Manageress until her death in 1934.

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