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Julian Anthony Christophers

  • Service number
    WWI 45998 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Julian Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Christophers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 45998 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1884 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Company manager AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Earle F. Christophers (wife), care of Dalgety and Co. (Limited), Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 Apr 1917 Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 45998 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 December 1916 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 32 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 26 Apr 1917-19 July 1917 AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 83 AWMM
    Vessel was Tofua AWMM
    Private AWMM
    25th Reinforcements, F Company AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Chest measurement, WWI AWMM
      37 inches AWMM
    • Chest expansion, WWI AWMM
      40 inches AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5 feet 9 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, WWI AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Hazel AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Anthony and Juliet Mary Christophers; husband of Earle F. Christophers, of 7, Rossmore Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Invercargill, New Zealand.

    One of four brothers to serve in the First World War: Herbert (Bert) Henry Christophers (24/7), Victor James Christophers (9/549), Reginald (Reg) Gillon Christophers (60286). They all attended Southland Boys High School and are commemorated in the 2010 novel "Poppy Boys" written by Lynley Dear, the Southland Boys High School Archivist. AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
    33 AWMM
  • Date of death
    5 December 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery name
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
    XXVI. B. 17. AWMM
  • Memorial name
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  • I am here in Auckland for ANZAC Day. Its 100 years since you died at Passchendael and I want to honour the debt of gratitude I owe to you. The Christophers family are small but we are a tight group. The next generation of Christophers are learning of the ways that you and your brothers contributed to who we are today and we are sad to have lost you to a brutal war. I'm trying to find your daughter Juliette. I am not a genealogist and detail is not my thing but I have come close to finding traces of your family in my research to uncover your descendants. Go well and rest in peace. I'll come to see you soon.
    Public - Herbert Dean - Other relative - 27 April 2017
  • I missed your grave in Belgium but visited your brothers Reg and Herbert. I saw Vic just recently and I'll see you some time soon. They went with songs to the battle,they were young. Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. The were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
    Public - Herbert - Other Relative - 8 June 2015



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