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CHRISTIE John Leslie +

Service number 3054

John Leslie Christie was killed in the vicinity of Moquet Farm, France. He is listed at the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France. On the 3rd February 1963, Miss Noreen Binding, 132 Walker Street, North Sydney, New South Wales wrote to the record office enquiring about the grave of John Leslie Christie, she was informed there is no known grave.

Berwick Shire News (13thSeptember 1916)

“Mr & Mrs W G Christie of Clyde Road have received word that their son John Leslie is officially reported wounded and missing since the 19th July last.”

The Argus (19thJuly 1918)

“Christie – In loving memory of our dear son, Les, who was killed in action at Pozieres, July 19th, 1916. We miss him most who loved him best. Also, in memory of his comrade and our dear friend, Steve Sleigh, killed in action on the same day. With other comrades they played their part, and did their duty with a loyal heart. (Inserted by his loving parents, sisters and brothers, Beaconsfield.)”

Name CHRISTIE, John Leslie +
Service Number 3054
Rank Private
Roll 23 Infantry Battalion, 1-8 Reinforcements (May 1915-January 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 26th November 1915
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Commonwealth A73
Age 25 years
Birth Place About 1892, Lang Lang, Victoria
Father William George Christie, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Ada Mary (Thatcher) Christie
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Labourer
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 20thNovember 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Height 5 feet, 6 inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Grey; Hair- Brown