Robert Edwin CHRISTIE

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CHRISTIE, Robert Edwin

Service Number: 3713
Enlisted: 17 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Camperdown, Victoria, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: State School, Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 23 July 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Colac Soldier's Memorial, Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3713, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3713, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide

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Biography

"LATE PRIVATE R. E. CHRISTIE.

Yesterday afternoon telegraphic information was received by the Presbyterian minister at Colac giving the sad news of the death of Private Robert Edwin Christie, only surviving son of Mrs E. Christie of Skene-street, Colac, and formerly of Camperdown. Private Christie was killed in action in France on July 23. Although a resident of this district for some time, it is some years since he left here for South Australia, from which State he enlisted. He was 26 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child, who reside at Mount Gambia. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family in this district, where they were well known. Some years ago a brother of the deceased soldier was fatally injured as the result of a petrol explosion at Purrumbete." - from the Camperdown Chronicle 19 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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