Topic: Edwin Christensen

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From research done in 2009 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Edwin Christensen

Date of Birth: 10 March 1892
Serial number: 26044
Occupation before enlistment: Farmer
First known rank: Rifleman
Embarkation date: 25 September 1916
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation unit: 11th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Last unit served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, B Company
Rank last held: Rifleman
Place of death: Messines, Belgium
Date of Death: 7 June 1917 
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium

Biographical notes:

He started school in 1899 at Nireaha Primary School.


Student researcher: Courtnay Fafeita




Edwin Christensen

First Names:Edwin
Last Name:Christiansen
Place of Birth:Bunnythorpe