Godfrey Charles CHRISTIANSEN

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CHRISTIANSEN, Godfrey Charles

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 8 May 1915, Bundaberg, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Laidley, Queensland, 15 October 1888
Home Town: Wooroolin, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Burnside State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (Bright's disease), Freetown, Sierra Leone, 24 September 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery
Memorials: Kingaroy RSL Roll of Honour, Kingaroy Stone of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

8 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bundaberg, Queensland
21 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
24 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 56th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

"DEATH OF AN OFFICER.

A telegram was received at Wooroolin on Tuesday morning announcing the death of Capt. Godfrey Charles Christiansen ftom Bright's disease. The late Capt. Christiansen enlisted about two years ago, and obtained his commission as 2nd lieutenant. He spent some months in Egypt, and for the last year or more had been at the Front in France. He was several times reported as wounded or sick, and was recently invalided home. It was only on October 6 that the family received it cablegram announcing his return home, and that he was on the way. A memorial service for the late Captain Christiansen was held in the Home Creek Methodist Church on Sunday morning, when the Rev. Geo. Laverach delivered an impressive address. A special patriotic memorial service was also held in the Wondai Methodist Church on Sunday evening." - from the Brisbane Courier 15 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Godfrey Charles CHRISTIANSEN was born on 15th October, 1888 in Laidley, Queensland

His parents were Neils Henrick CHRISTIANSEN & Maree Kristine HANSEN