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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Camden
Town
Euston
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 March 2014
    Attended by: Kenneth Christie, his grand-son
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65946
Current location

on a pillar opposite Platform 11
near the escalator to the food terrace
Euston Railway Station
Euston Road
Euston
Camden
Greater London
NW1 2HS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29547 82705
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A black tablet with a representation of the Victoria Cross at its head.
Inscription
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.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Christie, John Alexander
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, date of birth, date of death, forenames, occupation, additional, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, date of birth, date of death, forenames, occupation, additional, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Funded by the Railway Heritage Trust.
Reference

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