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Full Name
Allan Leslie Christie
Rank Last Held
Captain
Forename(s)
Allan Leslie
Surname
Christie
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
3/2915
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
23 May 1887
Place of Birth
Patea, Taranaki, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Captain
Occupation before Enlistment
Surgeon
Next of Kin
Captain H.H. Christie (brother), No. 1 N.Z. General Hospital, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England
Enlistment Date
1916
Military District
England
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
Hospital Ship No 2 Marama (Fourth Charter) New Zealand Medical Corps
Embarkation Date
1 June 1918
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Marama
Destination
Sea
Nominal Roll Footnotes
Attested in England.
Nominal Roll Number
84
Page on Nominal Roll
3
Other Units
No. 5 Convalescent Camp, Royal Army Medical Corps
Wounds and Diseases
Pleurisy
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Medical Corps, Featherston Military Camp
Place of Death
Greytown Military Hospital, Greytown, New Zealand
Date of Death
10 November 1918
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Died from broncho pneumonia following influenza
Cemetery Name
Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui, New Zealand
Grave Reference
E.1.8.
Memorial Name
Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Henry Flockhart Christie and Alice Henrietta Christie, of Victoria Avenue, Wanganui.
  • Attested in United Kingdom
  • Left with the NZ Medical Corps aboard hospital ship No. 2, 'Marama' (fourth charter and sixth departure from New Zealand) on 1 June 1918.
  • "Studied medicine at Edinburgh after leaving school in 1906, and on the declaration of war was a resident surgeon at the Royal Infirmary. Three weeks later he volunteered for service and was granted a commission in the R.A.M.C. He served for two years at the front when his health became impaired owing to overwork and privations, as a result of which he was invalided to England. After two months rest and promotion to captaincy, he returned to France, but his health again failed, and he was compelled to go back to England for the second time. While there he joined the N.Z.M.C., and was given work at the Walton-on-Thames hospital, where he remained for nine months before returning to this country. On arrival in New Zealand he received an appointment at Featherston Camp, and contracting influenza there, died on November 9th, 1918." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])
Description of Image
  • Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?]
  • Featherston Cemetery Memorial, detail of names
Additional Information
Date of death on service record and in newspaper is 10 November 1918
Archives NZ source
Further References
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
  • Military Service Record
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Evening Post (Wellington)
  • Papers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.
  • In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], Wanganui Chronicle Co. Ltd. [printer], Wanganui, 1919[?]
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