William MacKenzie Christie
|William MacKenzie Christie|
|Born||April 14th. 1899.|
|Died||105 miles W.N.W. of Mauritius.|
|Employer||China Navigation Co.|
|Joined CNCo service||October 20th.1921.|
October 20th.1921. Joined C.N.Co. holding 2nd. Mate's Certificate of Competency. Employed as 2/M on various vessels, as required.
March 14th. 1924. Obtained 1st mate's Certificate of Competency in Hong Kong.
April 4th. 1924. Promoted to Chief Officer. Sailed as 1/M on various vessels as required.
August 1st. 1933. Returning from leave appointed to the Kueichow, Nanning II, Wanhsien, Wuhu III, Kiungchow, Ninghai I, and on November 15th. 1935 to the Chungking II after repairs had been carried out.
January 19th. 1936 - March 13th. 1936. Hospitalised and sick leave.
April 14th. 1942. - June 21st. 1942. Hospitalised for a hernia operation in Bombay, granted sick leave (53 days) and placed on reserve.
July 2nd. 1943. The Hoihow II (refer to ship for details), torpedoed and sunk with large loss of life. W.M Christie died on a life raft later.