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345261   Shipwright George Christie
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Dated added: 26/04/2018   Last updated: 07/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Amphion, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 05/05/1884
Died: 06/08/1914 (Died at Sea)
Age: 30
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  Plymouth, Devon
Grave Ref: Ref 4
CWGC Casualty 3044727
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.
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1 1901 census lists Christie family Lists George as age 16, living with the family at house 6 in Clonoulty Church Quarter, Clonoulty East, Tipperary
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Christie, W, national teacher; Church School - Mr Christie
3 1911 census lists Christie family Does not list George as living with the family at house 4 in Cavanreagh, The Six Towns, Londonderry
4 Forum discussion (GWF) First British death of WW1
5 National Archives UK Naval Medal Card
6 Wikipedia - HMS Amphion Details and photo
7 WW1 Navy Casualty Lists Christie, George, Joiner, 345261 (Dev)
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