John William CHRISTEY


CHRISTEY, John William

Service Number: 6056
Enlisted: 3 August 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, May 1891
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse dealer
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 3 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6056, Sydney, New South Wales
31 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6056, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6056, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Melbourne
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6056, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

John William CHRISTEY

Born 10 Apr 1891 Surrey Hills, New South Wales, Australia
K.I.A 03 May 1917 Bullecourt France

Parents: John Henry Christey & Sarah Ann Rebecca (nee Timmins) John William was their eldest son
Grandparents: John Christey & Elizabeth (nee Green)

John William Christey was married to Peal Ann (nee Pott) and the couple had 3 young children. The youngest baby was only 13 days old when their father, who in civilian life was a Horse Dealer, departed Sydney on board the H.M.A.T. Argyllshire (A8) on the 31st October 1916. This was the beginning of a journey that would ultimately take him to the battlefields of France. After arriving on French soil on the 15 Mar 1917 he was taken on strength on the 31 Mar 1917 and into battle, which would claim the life of the young husband and father just a few weeks later and shortly after his 26th birthday.

In honour of his memory

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