Robert (Paddy) CHRISTIE



Service Number: 3020
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, January 1894
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Eaglehawk Primary School
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed In Action, Pozières, France, 19 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3020, Bendigo, Victoria
29 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3020, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3020, 7th Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Melbourne
19 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3020, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

The enlisted brother of 3020 Pte. Robert Christie enlisted for service a full year prior, on 17 July 1915.

Pte. 3745 Edwin Christie (/explore/people/117517) - Returned to Australia

"CHRISTIE. - Killed in action in France on the 19th August. Pte. R. Christie, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Christie of Eaglehawk, Age 23. 

'He did not for a moment pause, 

He gave his life in honor's cause, 

And for his country bled."from the Bendigonian 28 Sept. 1916 (

"CHRISTIE. - In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Robert Christie (Paddy), killed in action at Pozieres on 20th August, 1916.

'Oh! for the touch of a vanished hand, And a sound of the voice that is still.

In life we loved him dearly, In death we love him still.' - Inserted by his loving father and mother, sisters and brothers, and Pte. E Christie (on active service).

CHRISTIE. - In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle, Pte. E. Christie, killed in action 20th August, 1916. 

Ever remembered - Inserted by his loving brother and sister-in-law, and niece and nephew, Edna and Eddie." - from the Bendigonian 22 Aug. 1918 (