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b. 05/12/1852 Fetteresso, Kincardineshire.  d. 18/01/1910 Stonehaven, Scotland.

 

DATE OF AM ACTION: 24/01/1879 off Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire.

 

Alexander was the son of James and Elizabeth Christie (nee Main) and grew up in the town of Fetteresso, Kincardineshire, Scotland. From a young age he became a fisherman and on 20th February 1875, he married Margaret Lees in Kincardineshire. Alexander and Margaret would have three children - Alexander, Margaret and Jane. He died in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire on 18th January 1910 aged 57 and was buried in the churchyard of St Mary of the Storms.

 

AM CITATION:

 

On the 24th January 1879, the fishing-boat 'Expert,' of Stonehaven, was run down by the

steamer 'Countess of Durham,' when off Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire. The ' Expert' at once sank, and three members of the crew were drowned. The master, Captain CHRISTIE, succeeded in obtaining a buoy, by which he supported himself, and a boat put off from the steamer to his assistance. Captain CHRISTIE, although he had been in the water a quarter of an hour, and the cold was so great that the spray turned to ice, refused to be taken into the boat until one of his crew, George Main, who was lying some two or three boats' lengths off in a state of insensibility, had been picked up.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST MARY OF THE STORMS CHURCH, STONEHAVEN, ABERDEENSHIRE.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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