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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Duncan" George Lawson Duncan CHRISTIE

Born 1898 in Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland [28]
Son of tobacco manufacturer Henry Duncan CHRISTIE and Jane Hewit LAWSON [28]
Departed Liverpool, England on the Medic on 27 June 1914 and arrived in Albany, Western Australia in early August 1914 [34] [195]
Farmhand on his brother Randolph's Felton Mains and Kilmaurs Farms in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1914 and 1915 [34] [195]
By mid 1916 he was working as a Station Overseer at Spring Hill near Spencers Brook, Western Australia [18]
He was passed as fit for service in the Australian Imperial Force in Northam on 18 May 1916 [30]
     Officially enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Blackboy Hill on 15 June 1916 [30: item 3247540]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed 158 pounds, and had blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion [30]
     Stated that he had previously served three years in a Officers Training Corps while he had been at school [30]
     Gave his next of kin as his father, whose address at the time was 35 Mayfield Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland [30]
     Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on H.M.A.T. A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917 [30]
     Disembarked in Portland, England on 19 July 1917 and after training proceeded to France on 17 October 1917 [30]
     Gunner 33475 in the Australian Imperial Force's 14th Field Artillery Brigade in France during the First World War [30]
     He was Wounded in Action in France on 7 October 1918 and after treatment for being gassed returned to duty [30]
     Discharged from the A.I.F. in London, England on 13 July 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Following his discharge resided at 35 Mayfield Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland[30]
In 1921 his address was care of his sister Mrs E. Elena WILDING in Mokine, Western Australia [30]
Married Beatrice Blodwin DALLON [28]
Later worked as a Heating Engineer and resided at 19 Great Stuart Street in Edinburgh, Scotland [28]
Died 12 March 1943 in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland [28]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Lawson Duncan Christie ' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-lawson-duncan-christie [sources]




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