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Sydney Ernest CHRISTIAN

Date of birth17 April 1868
Place of birthTenterfield, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressVictoria Barracks, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation46
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith I Christian, Victoria Barracks, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRAFA
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMAJ (C.O.)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBrigadier-General
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: ART Div
Promotion date: 16 October 1914

Colonel


Unit: ART
Promotion date: 21 February 1916

Temporary Brigadier

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12 (27 January 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 6 April 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Bassett and Emma CHRISTIAN
Medals

Legion D'Honneur : Croix D'Oficer (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33
Date: 1 April 1920

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12
Date: 27 January 1916

Other detailsMedals: CMG, DSO, Cross of the Legion of Honour (French), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 May 1931
Age at death64
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (cremated), New South Wales

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