CHRISTMAS, George Ripa
(Service number 47121)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 12 August 1874 Place of Birth Lyttelton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Clive Street, Timaru
Occupation Miller
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. CHRISTMAS (mother), Clive Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 May 1955 Age 80 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 113, Plot 2
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Ripa Christmas was the son of John and Annie Christmas, and a brother of Percy John Christmas who was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [19 December 2016]

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