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Julian Anthony Christophers

Portrait, Julian Anthony Christophers (45998) Auckland Weekly News - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Julian Anthony Christophers (45998) Auckland Weekly News - No known copyright restrictions …


  • 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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1884 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 April 1917 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 45998 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 December 1916 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Company manager/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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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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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  • Death
    5 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVI. B. 17. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 November 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
27 April 2017Herbert DeanWellington NZOther relative
08 June 2015HerbertSIlverstream Upper Hutt NZOther Relative

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