My grandfather “Bertie” survived Dunkirk

Photo: Courtesy of David Christopher

Herbert Arthur “Bertie” Christopher survived the Dunkirk evacuation.

My grandfather, Herbert Arthur “Bertie” Christopher, was born on March 25, 1903, in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in April 22, 1919, but was discharged in August 1919, after he admitting using his older brother Frank’s birth certificate.