In Memory of

Thomas Anderson Christie

Company Sergeant Major

Who Died of wounds on June 8, 1916

Age 27

Service Number 73014

Regiment/Unit: No. 9 Platoon, 'C' Company,
28th (North-west) Battalion

Citation: N/A

Additional Info: Born at Whithorn, Scotland, November 10, 1889 to Andrew and Isabella Christie of 3 george St. Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Enlisted in the 28th in October, 1914 at Broderick, Saskatchewan. Mr. Christie was unmarried and had previously served four years with the 5th Battalion, the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was 5' 10.5" tall with a fresh complexion, with blue eyes and brown hair. He had a scar on his left hip and a mole on his left side when he had his medical examination on October 24, 1914 at Moose Jaw.

He was seriously wounded at Hooge on June 6, 1916 and immediately taken to a Casualty Clearing Station where he died of his wounds.

From LETTERS FROM THE FRONT by The Canadian Bank of Commerce, Volume 2 page 81:

"Father, Andrew Christie, Cabinet-Maker. Educated at Higher Grade School, Whithorn. Entered the service of the bank (Canadian Bank of Commerce) 1st May, 1912. Enlisted, 16th October, 1914, from Broderick branch, in the 28th Canadian Battalion, 6th Brigade, with the rank of Private. Promoted Sergeant-Major."

Honors and Awards: N/A

Burial Information: Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetary, Poperinghe, 11.5 km west of Ypres.

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