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Regimental number2343
Place of birthForbes, New South Wales
OccupationPostal assistant
Address13 Carrington Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. M. Armstrong, 13 Carrington Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1916
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated ('A Tribute to Loving Memory of an Anzac') in Eugowra Cemetery, New South Wales.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 4 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, of (a) breaking Camp (b) absent without leave from Reveille, 24 January, till Reveille, 28 January 1916: awarded 12 days' detention, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Embarled Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Found guilty, 9 May 1916, of disobedience or orders: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 16 May 1916.

Killed in action, 23 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARMSTRONG Joseph

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