Thomas John Montgomery (Jack) ARMSTRONG

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ARMSTRONG, Thomas John Montgomery

Service Number: 3003
Enlisted: 24 September 1915, Lismore, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Berry, New South Wales, 1894
Home Town: Berry, Shoalhaven Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Assistant Farmer
Died: Killed in action, France, 18 April 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot I, Row B, Grave no. 3
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World War 1 Service

24 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3003, 26th Infantry Battalion, Lismore, NSW
30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3003, 26th Infantry Battalion
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3003, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
20 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 12th Infantry Battalion
25 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3003, 12th Infantry Battalion
14 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 12th Infantry Battalion
18 Apr 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 3003, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Thomas John Montgomery ARMSTRONG was born in Berry, NSW in 1894

His parents were Thomas Henry ARMSTRONG and Julia Elizabeth Barnes HUKINS who married in 1889 in Victoria

He was living at Skinners Creek, Nashur when he enlisted in Lismore on 24th September, 1915 - he embarked on the HMAT Itonus on 30th December, 1915 from Brisbane with the 26th Infantry Battalion - 7th re-inforcements

Thomas was Killed in Action on 18th April, 1918 in France & is buried in the Borre British Cemetery in France

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & he was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal

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Northern Star, Lismore 19th June, 1918 page 14

ROLL OF HONOUR

In loving remembrance of No. 3003, Lance Corporal Thomas John Montgomery (Jack) ARMSTRONG who was killed in action in France on 18th April, 1918

"Somewhere in France he is lying - he answered his countrys call

and died an Australian hero, fighting to save us all."

"Deeply mourned"

 

 

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