Medals to the Armstrong family:
Three: Private Richard Armstrong, 2nd Battalion Australian Imperial Forces, who died of wounds suffered at Gallipoli, 27 July 1915
1914-15 Star (464 Pte., 2/Bn. A.I.F.); British War and Victory Medals (484 Pte., 2-Bn. A.I.F.); Memorial Plaque (Richard Armstrong)
Pair: Driver George Armstrong, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, Australian Imperial Forces, who died on 30 October 1918
British War and Victory Medals (15630 Dvr., 2-D.A.C. A.I.F.); Memorial Plaque (George Armstrong)
Pair: Driver W. Armstrong, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, Australian Imperial Forces
British War and Victory Medals (15631 Dvr., 2-D.A.C. A.I.F.)
Note: Medals to three brothers, the sons of James and Elizabeth Armstrong, of Gossings, Road Head, Carlisle, England:
Richard Armstrong was born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. A Carpenter by occupation, he attested for the Australian Imperial Force at Sydney, N.S.W. on 24 August 1914. Serving with the 2nd Battalion A.I.F. in Gallipoli, he was wounded in action at Gallipoli during the period 28 April-2 May 1915 - suffering a gunshot wound to the head. Evacuated to a hospital in Cairo, then Alexandria, he was at length invalided to Netley Hospital in England. He died there on 27 July 1915, aged 32 years and was buried in Netley Military Cemetery. With copied service papers.
George and W. Armstrong were the twin brothers of Richard Armstrong who enlisted together, as evidenced by their consecutive service numbers. Driver George Armstrong, 16th Battery, 6th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, died on 30 October 1918, aged 28 years. He was buried in Etretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France.
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