Christopher Joseph Dundon was born on the 23rd December 1883 and was baptised on the 3rd January 1884 at St.Anthony’s R.C. Church, Liverpool.
 
He was the son of Joseph Dundon and Catherine (nee Cooney).
 
1881 Census - 11 Chisenhale Street, Liverpool - Parents Joseph and Catherine with children Mary and Margaret.
 
Christopher  's parents were both born in Limerick, Ireland and his eldest sister, Mary, in Dublin. His sister Margaret was born at Liverpool on the 1st December 1880 and was baptised at St.Augustine’s R.C. Church, Liverpool.
 
His mother, Catherine, died at 15 court Blenheim Street, Liverpool in August 1887 and was buried at Ford R.C. Cemetery.
 
1891 Census - 16 Hook Street, Liverpool - Joseph and Margaret (both born Ireland) with children Mary, Margaret and Christopher  
 
Christopher's sister, Mary, married Thomas Stephens at St.Anthony’s R.C. Church in 1896. His sister, Margaret, died in 1899, aged eighteen.
 
Joseph Dundon married Ann Jane Stewart in 1900 at St.James R.C. Church, Bootle.
 
1901 Census - 3 Formby Place, Bootle cum Linacre - Joseph and wife Ann J with children Thomas, Joseph, John F and Margaret.  
 
1911 Census - 36 Bala Street, Bootle - Joseph and Ann Jane (Married 21 years) with Thomas, Joseph, John F, Margaret A, Martin and Eliza  
 
 
Christopher Joseph Dundon married Annie Murphy on the 9th October 1904 at St.Sylvester’s R.C. Church, Liverpool.  
 
He and his wife had Joseph (b 1905), Mary (b 1907), Thomas (b&d 1909), John P (b 1910), Margaret (b&d 1912), Christopher (b 1915) and Henry (1915-1916)
 
 
1911 Census - 61 Bangor Street, Bootle - Christopher J with wife Annie and children Joseph, Mary and John P.  
 
Reports on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 15th and 22nd September 1916. His photo appeared in the 22nd September report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
BOOTLE SOLDIER'S FATE.
REPORTED MISSING, BUT NOW PRESUMED DEAD.
   Yesterday, Mrs. Dundon, of 78, Audley-street, Bootle, received an intimation from the War Office stating that her husband, Private Christopher Joseph Dundon, of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, had been missing since Sept. 25th last. Due inquiries had been made, and the authorities were now regretfully compelled to conclude that Pre. Dundon's death took place on the date mentioned. The Army Council express their sympathy with the bereaved family, and a brief note from Mr. Lloyd George, Secretary for War, says "The King commands me to assure you of the true sympathy of his Majesty and the Queen in your sorrow."
   Private Dundon joined the forces in January, 1916, and the last time his family saw him was in June, 1915, when he came home on a short leave. He was 32 years of age. A widow and five children are left to mourn their loss. Previous to joining the Army Dundon was employed at Messrs. Lamport and Holt's works. He was an old resident of Bootle.

Bootle Times 15th September 1916