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Regimental number2125
Place of birthWindsor, New South Wales
SchoolRichmond Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUpper Colo via Richmond, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Izetta Armstrong, Clarendon Road, Windsor, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 September 1917
Place of death or woundingWesthoek, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSpoilbank Cemetery (Plot I, Row Q, Grave No. 5), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Reuben and Izetta ARMSTRONG
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1992 Pte Richard Thomas SIMMONS, 34th Bn, killed in action, 12 June 1918; Pte A H O'Brien and Pte W Hulbert DCM MM.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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