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Name: William ARMSTRONG
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: W Service No.: S/9050
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Woodside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham Age at Death: 28
Unit: 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Chatham, Kent.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham.
Home Address: Westburn, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne. Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 27 Clifford Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 14th July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Bazentin 14th - 17th July 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, reference Pier and Face 15C.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 19th August 1916.
Family Details:
Youngest son of Mary and the late Joseph Armstrong of Westburn, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (formerly of 27 Clifford Terrace, Crawcrook). Siblings: Joseph, Thomas, John, George, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Rachel, and Margaret.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Hexham Herald, 19th August 1916.
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