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Gerald Blood Christoe (1889–1944)

Gerald Blood Christoe, n.d. photographer unknown

Gerald Blood Christoe, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

GERALD BLOOD CHRISTOE, the son of Mr. N. F. Christoe (formerly Manager for N.S.W. of the English, Scottish and Australian Bank Ltd.) and Mrs. L. A. Christoe, was born at Melbourne on 10th July, 1889. He was educated at the Fort Street High School, Sydney.

His first service with the Bank of New South Wales was in the Head Office, which he entered on 25th February, 1906. He was transferred to Balmain, a suburb of Sydney, on 17th July of the same year, and to Newtown on 19th October, 1909. He served at Ryde as ledger-keeper from 16th August, 1910, to 1st July, 1911, when he went to Richmond (N.S.W.) as assistant. On 22nd March, 1912, he was removed to the Sydney suburb of Mosman, and was there until the following June when he was sent to Wagga Wagga as ledger-keeper. He went, on 20th May, to Ariah Park as assistant, and remained there until he enlisted.

Joining the A.I.F. as private in the 3rd Battalion on 30th August, 1915, he was promoted acting corporal about October, and sergeant in the following December. On 3rd March, he was made a lieutenant. Gerald Christoe had a considerable experience of fighting in France, and was wounded in action at the strenuous Battle of Passchendaele on 5th October, 1917, and again at Strazeele on 28th May, 1918.

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Gerald Blood Christoe, n.d. photographer unknown

Gerald Blood Christoe, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

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Birth

10 July, 1889
Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Death

24 April, 1944 (aged 54)
Hay, New South Wales, Australia

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