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George Christopher Nevill Johnson

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Christopher Nevill AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnson AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1913 AWMM CanadaNorth America AWMM
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  • Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club:

    "Christopher was born in Canada, but his time there was short and, until he came with his parents to New Zealand in 1929, most of his boyhood years were spent in England and Scotland. For some years he attended Fettes College, Edinburgh. His education was continued at Christ's College and at the University of Otago, where he graduated a Master of Arts, with Honours in Latin and French. It is indicative of his wide learning and ability that, while he took Honours in these two subjects, the principal subjects he taught latterly were English and Social Studies, and he had also a keen interest in many matters coming within the broad range of science. Having graudated he commenced teaching; that he was a first-class teacher, we can have no doubt. His patience and sincerity could have produced no other result.

    His love for the mountains was early made manifest and, before the war years, he made regular expeditions into the Southern Alps.

    The war brought all this activity to a halt, and for five years he served in the R.N.Z.A.F., first as a fighter pilot and then, towards the end of his service, as an Education Officer.

    In 1945 he returned to his teaching and his mountains."

    (from the New Zealand Alpine Journal, Vol.XV, No.40, June 1953) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1953 AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    New Zealand Alpine journal AWMM
    The New Zealand Alpine Journal, Vol.XV, No.40, June 1953 (includes photograph) AWMM

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