Jock Christie VC Memorial in London Euston Station

March 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Network Rail has honoured the memory of Lance Corporal Jock Christie. VC as a plaque was unveiled on Euston Station Concourse. The plaque was unveiled by his son who recounted the humble nature of his father saying that he had known of the VC only when a friend at school had asked about it.

John Alexander Christie was 22 years old, and a lance-corporal in the 1/11th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles), British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

Jock Christie VC

On 21 December/22 December 1917, at Fejja, Palestine, after a position had been captured, the enemy immediately made counter-attacks up the communication trenches. Lance-Corporal Christie, seeing what was happening, took a supply of bombs and went alone about 50 yards in the open along the communication trench and bombed the enemy. He continued to do this in spite of heavy opposition until a block had been established. On his way back he bombed more of the enemy who were moving up the trench. His prompt action cleared a difficult position at a most difficult time and saved many lives. (source: Wikipedia)


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