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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Christie, Charles MacGillicuddy

Private Charles MacGillicuddy Christie
was born on 2nd February 1884 at The Rectory, Gortin, Co. Tyrone.  He was the 7th son of the Rev William James and Maud Christie.   

Schooling was at Campbell College between February 1900 and April 1902.  The 1901 Irish Census records him as a resident of house 2.4, Ballycloughan, Ballyhackamore, Belfast.  [This was to become the Knock Road, Belfast].
He then joined the Belfast Banking Company. 

However, the Campbell College book ‘The Campbellian’ (Volume IV, Page 73) records Christie as working for the Belfast Bank and later for the Canadian Bank of Commerce. 

By 1911, Christie was boarding in house 6, Newington Terrace, Rathmines & Rathgar East, Dublin.  He is described as a Bank Official. 

Christie was working in College Green, Dublin when he enlisted as a Private with Service Number 106604. 
He was serving with the 69th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) when he was killed in action on 18th August 1917 aged 33 (died of his wounds).  He is buried in the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery Number 3, Belgium.   

Probate of the Will was granted at Dublin to George W Christie, Bank Official.  Christie's effects were £145 17s 1d.

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