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Joseph Stewart CHRISTIE

Regimental number592
Place of birthBallywancy, Co Antrim, Ireland
Other NamesJoseph Stuart
AddressGordon Vale via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 11"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Christie, Ballywancy, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1916
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDischarged 5 July 1919
Discharge date5 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 14 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 5 June 1917; taken on strength, 13th Machine Gun Company, 16 June 1917.

To England on leave, 10 October 1917. Reported to AIF Headquarters and was handed over to Australian Provost Corps for being absent without leave, 22-30 October 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 4 November 1917. Found guilty, 13 November 1917, of being absent without leave, 7.30 am, 23 October, to 4 pm, 30 October 1917: no penalty awarded but forfeited 8 days' pay.

United designation changed to 4th Machine Gun Bn by Order 1151.

Wounded in action, 28 April 1918 (shrapnel wound, face), and admitted to 25th Field Ambulance; transferred to 9th Australian General Hospital, 29 April 1918; transferred same day to England, and admitted to Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, 1 May 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 31 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 11 June 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, 25 June 1918. Posted as absent without leave, 25 June 1918; paraded, 3 July 1918, and lateness excused. Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 July 1918. Found guilty, Hurdcott, 21 August 1918, of being absent without leave, midnight, 20 August, to 10 pm, 22 August 1918: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Parkhouse, 13 September 1918. Found guilty, 18 November 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 10 November 1918, to 9 pm, 16 November 1918: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1918; rejoined unit, 5 December 1918.

Marched out to England, 28 April 1919.

Discharged in London (demobilisation of the AIF), 5 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHRISTIE Joseph Stewart

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