Benjamin Harrison ARMSTRONG


ARMSTRONG, Benjamin Harrison

Service Number: 818
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Indianapolis, United States of America, 1894
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Common School, America
Occupation: Steward
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Special Memorial, Row C, Grave 80 Headstone inscription reads: Their glory shall not be blotted out
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 818, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 818, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 818, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James H. and Mattie Armstrong of Gardina, California

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