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

 

Sadly nothing is known of the life of Alexander Christie other than the actions which led to the award of the Albert Medal.

 

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: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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