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John Hellard Christie

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Hellard AWMM
  • Surname
    Christie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 59320 AWMM
    • WWII 2/5c/52 AWMM
    • WWII 522896 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.F. Christie (father), 28 Russell Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Clerk 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club:

    "With the death last year of Jack Christie at the age of 88, the NZAC, which he joined in 1933, lost one of its oldest members. Wellington born and educated, he spent two years on active service in the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force. At the end of hostilities he enterprisingly made an extensive tour of Europe. On returning he enrolled at the School of Engineering at Canterbury College from which he joined the Public Works Department.

    When the Tararua Tramping Club was formed in 1919 Jack attended its inaugural meeting and was a foundation member. Over the years he tramped and climbed in most of the North Island back country. When transferred to the building of the Waitaki hydro dam, he led a party in 1931 on the first traverse of the mountains between Lake Hauroko and Dusky Sound.

    Jack will be remembered above all for the notable length of his active association with the mountains and the varied nature of his interests from exploration and climbing to hut building, rescue work, committee membership and research of mountain history. His name is perpetuated in Christie Falls, a spectacular cascade in Falls Creek near its junction with the Hollyford River on the Milford Road."

    (from the New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1986) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1985 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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