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John Alexander Christie
Birth: May 14, 1895
Death: Sep. 10, 1967

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, of Scottish parents, he served as a Lance Corporal in the London Regiment, Finsbury Rifles, British Army. At Fejja, Palestine, on December 22, December 1917, after a Allied position had been captured, the enemy immediately made counter-attacks up the communication trenches. Lance Corporal Christie seeing what was happening, took a supply of bombs and went alone about 50 yards in the open along the communication trench and started attacking the enemy. He continued to do this in spite of heavy opposition until a block had been established. On his way back he bombed more of the enemy who were moving up the trench. His prompt action cleared a difficult position at a most difficult time and saved many lives. For most conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on November 18, 1918. He died in Bramhall, Cheshire England, at age 72. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance, Stockport Borough Cemetery, Manchester, England
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Record added: Oct 08, 2005
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John Alexander Christie
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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