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William John ARMSTRONG

Regimental number6276
Place of birthAlbert Park, Victoria
Place of birthNorth Carlton
SchoolMansfield District State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWhitfield via Wangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Donald Armstrong, 60 Mont Albert Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAppointed junior teacher at Preston (Victoria) 1910, transferred to Camberwell and then had charge of several district schools.
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death24.8
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald and Miriam ARMSTRONG "Rubra", 60 Mont Albert Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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