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Richard ARMSTRONG

Regimental number484
Place of birthBewcastle, Cumberland, England
SchoolBoard School, England
Age on arrival in Australia26.8
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Armstrong, The Crossing, Penton Carlisle, England
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death27 July 1915
Age at death32.3
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNetley Military Cemetery (Plot Church of England, Grave No. 1712), Hound, Hampshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
31
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, Crossings Road, Head, Carlisle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother served.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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