31st Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 1528.

Died of wounds, 12 August 1916, 
Buchanan Hospital, St Leonards-on-sea, Sussex, England.

Biographical Details

Born: 5 September 1877 at Mackay, QLD, Australia.

Father: Ingvert Wilhelm CHRISTENSEN.

Mother: Maren JOHANSEN.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Homebush, Mackay, QLD.

Occupation: Miner.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 20 July 1915 at Brisbane, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Mount Carbine, Via Cairns, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

5 November 1915 with 31st  Battalion,

1st  Reinforcements at Melbourne, VIC on Ship H.M.A.T. A41 " Bakara".

Cause of Death: Died of Wounds on

12 August 1916 while serving with 31st  Battalion at Pozieres, France at the age of 38 years.

Burial place: Hastings Cemetery, Ore, Sussex, England.

Next of Kin:  Father, J.W. Christensen, Milton Street, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Presbyterian.


Also served in the first Australian Contingent to the Boer War in South Africa.



Commemorative Details


Panel 118,  Australian War Memorial;

Homebush State School Honour Board;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.


Other Sources/Acknowledgements:

North Queensland Register, 28 August 1918.

Queenslanders who fought in the Great War.


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