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Victor James Christophers

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  • Service number
    WWI 9/549 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Trooper AWMM
    Otago Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor James AWMM
  • Surname
    Christophers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/549 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
    28 January 1886 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Clerk AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Tweed Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 A. Christophers, Tweed Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/549 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 11 August 1914 AWMM
    Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 28 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9 AWMM
    Vessel was Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    Otago Mounted Rifles 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5 feet 8 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Chest measurement, WWI AWMM
      35 AWMM
    • Chest expansion, WWI AWMM
      37 AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      157 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Trooper AWMM
    Otago Mounted Rifles AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Anthony and Juliet Mary Christophers.

    One of four brothers to serve in the First World War: Herbert (Bert) Henry Christophers (24/7), Julian Anthony Christophers (45998), 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

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    29 AWMM
  • Date of death
    31 May 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    Walkers Ridge, Gallipoli Peninsula AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    No. 2 Outpost Cemetery, Turkey AWMM
  • Grave reference
    A.7 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • Hi Victor. I visited you in 2015 in April and spoke of you onboard the Queen Elzabeth in an ANZAC Dawn ceremony on the 24th as the stern was nudged into ANZAC Cove. I visted your grave and also where you fell. You were the same age as my son at the time of your death and I can understand your reticence in the last letter you wrote to your mum and dad about the 'death struggle' you were involved in. As you quoted, 'where every prospect pleases and only man is vile' That was the 23rd of May 1915 - A day before the truce to bury the dead of both sides. I have forged a friendship with the grandson of one of your former foes. We agreed to make the world a better place for us all to line in. Be at peace.
    Public - Herbert Dean - Other relative - 27 April 2017

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