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Ralph H. Christie

Submitted by: Kevin Mahoney {Grandson}

Ralph ChristieRalph H Christie was born around 1896. Ralph Christie served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service


Ralph Christie aka (James Henry Christie) born in Woburn, Massachusetts, son of Edgar B Christie and Mary Ann (Hammond).

He enlisted with his brother David Christie in Woburn, on April 2, 1917, Co G 5TH Infantry National Guard; transferred to Co G 101 Infantry to December 3, 1918.

Prisoner of War Escort Co 81A.S.C. to discharge; Private 1st Class same as his brother.

Severely wounded July 22, 1918, a few hours after his brother was fatally injured standing next to him in a foxhole. The engagement location Marne, France. Served overseas from Sept 6, 1917 to Feb 2, 1919.

On March 1st, 2019 Ralph and his brother David Christie's family would be honored by having the Purple Heart and World War One Victory Medals awarded to them, at Ceremony in Woburn, Mass Memorial Day 2019.

Ralph Christie imageBack Row: Ralph Christie third from the right; David Christie 4th from the right,