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Joseph ARMSTRONG

Regimental number1036
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWickerworker
Address134 Ballarat Road, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinLily Armstrong, 134 Ballarat Road, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry during the advance on Dinkum Spur near Warlencourt.
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on 25th February, 1917, during the advance on DINKUM SPUR, near WARLENCOURT. When his Officer was killed on patrol duty, Corporal ARMSTRONG succeeded in beating off the attack of 5 Germans and returned to his post with his Officer's body.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 April 1946

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