CHRISTENSEN, Christen Peter

Service Number: 21325
Enlisted: 11 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Ajstruo Hede, Vendsyssell, Denmark, 3 February 1883
Home Town: Cecil Plains, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Kalum School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes (Werner’s lung disease) , Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, 25 February 1975, aged 92 years
Cemetery: Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium, Brisbane
Grave Location: 7-451, Portion 7/Grave 451.
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World War 1 Service

11 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 21325, Brisbane, Queensland
11 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 21325, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 21325, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
20 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 21325, 12th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Peter Graham

"This is a story of an old New Australian - one who did not make a fortune or accomplish the things he set out to do. The original idea, of course, was to make a lot of money and return home to assist Father and Mother in their struggle of rearing a very large family. This story of my experiences in Australia may somewhat explain why that plan miscarried. The sugar plum welcome that migrants are met with these days was not thought of in the days when I arrived in Brisbane - that is in 1900. But I will begin at the beginning, and to do that I will have to go back to my very first birthday..." - READ MORE LINK (