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Francis Edward ARMSTRONG

Regimental number3380
Date of birth11 January 1899
Place of birthClear Hills, near Palinup, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDental mechanic
AddressKatanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Edward Armstrong, Katanning, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Edward and Emma Jane ARMSTRONG
Discharge date8 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, Sutton Mandeville, 5 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Rouelles, 19 December 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 20 December 1917; taken on strength of 44th Bn, in the field, 1 January 1918.

Detached to 33rd Bn, 19 March 1918.

Admitted to No 10 Australian Field Ambulance, 26 June 1918 (pyrexia, not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 June 1918; to No 1 South African General Hospital, Abbeville, 3 July 1918 (influenza); discharged, 17 July 1918; rejoined unit, 20 July 1918.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 17 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 5 December 1918; rejoined unit, 21 December 1918.

Detached to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 4 April 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 23 April 1919; marched into No 3 Group, Codford, 29 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 8 July 1919; discharged Perth (termination of period of enlistment), 8 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death13 October 1942
Age at death43
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARMSTRONG Francis Edward

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