Christie News


We were recently holidaying in Egypt and while there visited El Alemain, as this was where my grandfather served with the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force during WWII.

While paying our respects in the Allied War Cemetery, I happened to pass by the grave of one VX48605 Captain J.S. Christie. As a past student of NSC the name rang a bell and I snapped a photo, unsure if it was the one and the same. On returning home and looking up the service record, I was surprised and pleased to find it was!

Please see attached photo, I’m happy to report that the cemetery was very well looked after, though so far from home.

Cheers, Cameron Patrick, Class of 1997

2 thoughts on “Christie News

  1. Wow, Cameron, I can only begin to imagine what a thrill that must have been. Even though it is more than half a century ago, I still remember clearly the names of the houses, and their meaning.
    Lucy Class 1954

  2. A year or two back I bought a trunk at t local swap meet. Captain Christie’s trunk. Had his VX number on it and so I traced his history. Makes everything that bit more special. We always refer to it as Captain Christie’s trunk.

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