John Andrewartha ARMSTRONG

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ARMSTRONG, John Andrewartha

Service Number: 19615
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Prahran, Victoria
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 8th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Kyneton, Victoria, October 1880
Home Town: Caulfield, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Cumloden School, Alma Road
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Wounds, Bromley, England, 1 January 1918
Cemetery: Orpington (All Saints) Churchyard Extension
E. 5. (Inscription - He Kept the Faith)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 19615, Prahran, Victoria
20 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 19615, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Sydney
20 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 19615, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
19 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 19615, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres, GSW (left foot - amputated)
1 Jan 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 19615, 8th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 37 and the son of John Andrewartha and Amelia Armstrong; husband of Leonie Armstrong, of "Hellier," 10, Tollington Avenue, East Malvern, Victoria.