Christopher was a forty four year old Farrier at Inverell when he enlisted in January 1916. He was born to Charlotte Higgins c1872 at Liverpool, England and came to Australia as a small child. He completed a five year apprenticeship at Inverell. Christopher joined other district men to form the Second Contingent of The Kurrajongs who left Inverell together on 20 February 1916 for the Narrabri and Armidale camps.
He became a member of the 33rd Battalion which trained at Armidale before transferring to Rutherford where he was medically discharged due to problems with his feet.
Christopher’s name is inscribed on the Inverell Honor Roll.