VC Ceremony LCpl Christie

On the 21st December a VC Commemoration Ceremony will be held in memory of Lance Corporal John Alexander (Jock) Christie VC, 1/11th (County of London) Battalion The London regiment (Finsbury Rifles)

(14th May 1895- 10th September 1967)

A former London & North Western Railway parcels clerk based/ at Euston Station, who enlisted in September 1914 and served in Gallipoli, where he was wounded at Suvla Bay. Returning to action in Palestine he took part inactions to repel the enemy from retaking captured poistions at Fejja, near the port of Jaffa.

During the action he single-handedly attacked the enemy lines to/ prevent recapture of the British positions. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

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