Eric Boyd ARMSTRONG

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ARMSTRONG, Eric Boyd

Service Number: 2105
Enlisted: 29 March 1915, Kerang, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Barham, Wakool, New South Wales
Schooling: Brighton Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Barham War Memorial, Deniliquin War Memorial, Hampton RSL Gallipoli Memorial Gardens, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

29 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2105, 14th Infantry Battalion, Kerang, Vic.
17 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2105, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2105, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2105, 14th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
25 Aug 1915: Involvement SN 2105, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte 2105 Eric Boyd Armstrong was killed in action on 25 August 1915 during the attack on Hill 60. He fell during the advance and his body was not recovered as the Battalion didn't return to this area. Shell fire ignited stubble in the field and the ensuing fire burnt many of the fallen. 

He is remembered on the Kerang War Memorial.

Source: Gallipoli Heroes, p.8