Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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27/04/2018 Swrt George Christie 01002
27/04/2018 Swrt George Christie Known Family: William Christie, Elizabeth Christie, Sarah A Christie (born 10th June 1880, Articlave, Coleraine), George Christie (born 5th May 1884, Kilmaloda, County Cork), Fanny Christie (born about 1886, Cork), Stephen Christie (born about 1890, Cork), James A Christie (born about 1892, Cork), Fred G Christie (born about 1895, Wicklow), Janie Christie (born about 1900, Dublin), May Christie (born about 1906, Dublin).
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie It is not known if George Christie ever lived in Draperstown.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie F Christy, Draperstown, is officially reported wounded and missing. His brother was lost in a naval battle.
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26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 5th August 1916: Draperstown
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie Another brother also served in the Royal Navy. This is believed to have been Fred Christie.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie Shipwright 2nd Class George Christie has no known grave and is commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie Much has been written on HMS Amphion as she was the first ship of the Royal Navy to be sunk in the war, meaning that George Christie was one of the first casualties of the entire war. Such is the importance of this ship that the wreck site is protected and may not be dived upon without permission from the Ministry of Defence.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie Shipwright 2nd Class George Christie was serving on board the Royal Navy light cruiser H.M.S. Amphion, when it hit and a mine and sunk in North Sea on Thursday 6th August 1914.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie George Christie joined the Royal Navy.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie The 1911 census does not list George as living with the family at house 4 in Cavanreagh, The Six Towns, County Londonderry.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie The family later moved to Dublin.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie The 1901 census lists George as age 16, living with the family at house 6 in Clonoulty Church Quarter, Clonoulty East, County Tipperary.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie By 1895 the family were living in County Wexford.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie William Christie was a National School Teacher. The family moved around quite a lot.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie George Christie was born on 5th May 1884 in Kilmaloda, County Cork. He was one of ten children, nine surviving.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie Their first child, Sarah, was born on 10th June 1880 in Articlave, Coleraine.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie George Christie was the son of William and Elizabeth Christie. William Christie and Elizabeth Thorpe were married on 21st March 1878 in the district of Coleraine. They were both born in County Londonderry.
26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie The name of a man, Christie, believed to be the son of a National school teacher in Draperstown district, appeared in the list of sailors who went down with the Amphion. A brother of the deceased left Draperstown last week to join his ship for active service.
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26/04/2018 Swrt George Christie From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 15th August 1914:
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