David Belford Christison

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Christison, Sapper David Belford no.5000

14th Field Company Australian Engineers, formerly 1st Field Company Australian Engineers 13th Reinforcements

Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park.

Letter Carrier Born 1884, son of John H. and Sophia J. Christison.

Married Flora Fletcher 1906.

Enlisted 16/9/1915, aged 32.


Church of England. Next of kin, wife, Mrs Flora Christison, c/- Miss Cody, Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park. Living at 3 Tare Street, North Sydney at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 17/12/1915 per HMAT A35 Berrima.

Casualty list SMH 21/7/1916 Returned to duty.

Returned to Australia 11/12/1918.

Died 1923.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1785048/ [accessed 16/09/2016]

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Every name is linked to an editable version of the individual’s biography copied from the Canterbury’s Boys book. These editable biographical files have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002