Christopher ARMSTRONG


ARMSTRONG, Christopher

Service Number: 2342
Enlisted: 27 May 1915, Enlisted at Busselton, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Busselton, Western Australia, 1895
Home Town: Yallingup, Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling: Yallingup and Margaret River Public Schools, Western Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds - gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen, 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 23 August 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row K, Grave 83
Memorials: Margaret River War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2342, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Busselton, WA
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2342, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2342, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Fremantle
6 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2342, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot would to the back and abdomen

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James William Armstrong of Yallingup, Busselton, WA

Christopher was a descendent of an old Scottish family and whose great grandfather had lost an eye at Waterloo while serving as a Captain of the Gordon Highlanders and later migrated to WA in 1829 as one of that state's first settlers

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