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John Andrewartha ARMSTRONG

Regimental number19615
Place of birthKyneton, Victoria
SchoolAlma Road State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSenior clerk
Address'Arra Glen', Hawthorn Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Armstrong, 'Arra Glen', Hawthorn Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 29
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was very good at sport especially cricket.
FateDied of wounds 1 January 1918
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialOntario Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 5), Orpington Churchyard, Kent
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
15
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Amelia ARMSTRONG; husband of Leonie ARMSTRONG, 'Hellier', 10 Tollington Avenue, East Malvern, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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