George Christie was the son of William and Elizabeth Christie. He was born on 5th May 1884 in Kilmaloda, County Cork. He was one of ten children, nine surviving. William Christie was a National School Teacher. The family moved around quite a lot. By 1911, the family were living at Cavanreagh, near Draperstown. Shipwright 2nd Class George Christie was serving on board the Royal Navy light cruiser H.M.S. Amphion, when it hit and a mine and sunk in North Sea on Thursday 6th August 1914. It is not known if George ever lived in Draperstown.
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.