Julian Anthony AWMM
Also known as
WWI 45998 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW1 Mrs Earle F. Christophers (wife), care of Dalgety and Co. (Limited), Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 26 April 1917 AWMM Married AWMM
POW liberation details
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- 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
- Hair colour, WWI AWMM
Dark Brown AWMM
- Eye colour, WWI AWMM
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
5 December 1917 AWMM
Age 33 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVI. B. 17. AWMM
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Julian Anthony Christophers
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
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
62: 20 AWMM
- Dear, L. (2010). Poppy boys : an interpretation. Invercargill, N.Z.: Craigs. AWMM
- The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
- Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
|08 June 2015||Herbert||SIlverstream Upper Hutt NZ||Other Relative||
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