Francis Leofric (Frank) ARMSTRONG

ARMSTRONG, Francis Leofric

Service Number: 34501
Enlisted: 20 October 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia, 25 October 1880
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, 10 May 1915, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane Grammar School Boer War Honour Board, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 1, East Brisbane War Memorial, United Service Club
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Boer War Service

29 Apr 1901: Involvement Corporal, 34501, Unspecified British Units

World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Brisbane, Queensland
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
1 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Second Lieutenant Francis Leofric (Frank) Armstrong, 15 Battalion, of Kangaroo Point, Qld. A veteran of the war in South Africa (Boer War) and a former bank clerk, 2nd Lt Armstrong enlisted on 9 October 1914. As a member of E Company, he embarked for overseas service from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 22 December 1914. 2nd Lt Armstrong was promoted to Lieutenant (Lt) in February 1915. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 10 May 1915, aged 33, and was buried at Quinn's Post." - SOURCE (