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)
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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)