Lieutenant George Davidson Christie

Lieutenant George Davidson Christie served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the 1914 Star, the British War medal, the Victory medal and the Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal. His enlisted as a Private and his number is 15948.

November 1880 Born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Trade : clerk       Religion : Church of England   Hair : brown

Height : 5’5”       Weight : 116 lbs.       Eyes : brown

March 31st 1891 Scotland census : Living in Edinburgh with his father and grandfather

March 31st, 1901 United Kingdom census : Living with his parents in Southampton at 116 John Park Terrace. He was a brewery clerk

July 15th : Enlisted in the RAMC in Winchester. He stated three years of previous military service with the Royal Scots

October 25th : Appointed 3rd class orderly

March 1st, 1902 Appointed Lance-corporal

June 5th : Left for South Africa for the Boers’ War. He arrived too late to qualify for the Queen South Africa medal

April 1903 : Posted in Mauritius.            November 14th : Promoted corporal

mid-june 1904 : Back in South Africa

June 1st, 1905 : Promoted sergeant

April 5th, 1906 : Sailed back from Africa

July 6th, 1907 : Transferred to the Colonial Office in Northern Nigeria. He served there for 2 years 94 days. In 1907 the governor of Northern Nigeria was Percy Girouard, Canadian engineer who was in charge of the railway system during the Boers’ war.

October 1908 : Last semester of the year : Married in Elise Johanna Kibles in Ulverston

August 10th, 1910 : Reengaged to complete his 21 years service period.

November 1st : Promoted Staff-sergeant

1911 UK census : Listed as living at Ladysmith Barracks

Daughter : Elise Louise born 1909       Son : Edgar Davidson born 1911

August 10th, 1914 : Promoted Quarter-Master Sergeant.

August 14th : Landed in France with the 10th British Stationary Hospital. The hospital was stationed in Le Mans until October when it moved to Clerques.

December 12th : Promoted Sergeant-Major

March 16th, 1915 : Transferred to the 14th Field Ambulance

December 7th : Transferred to the 14th British General Hospital which was in Wimereux

October 1st, 1917 : Awarded his Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal without gratuity (General Orders No 3123)

November 23rd : Transferred to the Native Labour General Hospital

July 5th, 1918 : Discharged from the army

July 18th : To be temporary Quartermaster with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant

WW1 pair were sent to 26 Cotton Vale, Bristol

1968 : Died (last semester)

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography

Lieutenant George Davidson Christie medal Index Card WW1

Lieutenant George Davidson Christie enlistment form WW1 (page 1)

Lieutenant George Davidson Christie enlistment form WW1 (page 2)

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  • P  On 2017/04/22 at 05:51

    We have information to add to this record. Also,the medals listed are believed to have been in the possession of GDW’s family until recently. His family is interested in any information that could facilitate recovery of the medals. .

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