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Number: Private 2327

Battalion: 59th Battalion

Place of Birth: Footscray

Next of Kin: His father,
William Kerr Armstrong "Braeside" Kongwak

Date and place of enlistment: Leongatha 8/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment: 24 years 2 months
5'5", 9 stone 10 pounds, blue eyes and light brown hair

Religion: Presbyterian

Occupation: farmer

Date and place of death: He was wounded on
8/2/1917 and died that day

Location of grave or memorial: He was buried in Rose Trench Cemetery between Les Beoufs and Gueudscourt, ½ mile north of Les Beoufs and 3 miles north of Combles, he was later re buried at Grass Lane Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire: He enlisted in Leongatha

Military History:

8/5/1915 He enlisted in Leongatha
29/9/1915 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Osterley
10/1/1916 He disembarked Egypt
8/4/1916 He transferred to the 60th Battalion then the 59th Battalion
16/6/1916 He embarked Alexandria
29/6/1916 He disembarked Marseilles
21/7/1916 He was wounded in the thigh at Fromelle. He went to the ambulance train after first going to a Canadian Stationary Hospital and then travelled to England
22/7/1916 He was admitted to the 4th General Hospital London
28/11/1916 He returned to France
14/12/1916 He marched out to his unit and was with his unit on 16/12/1916.
8/2/1917 He died of wounds
His brother Pte. Francis Andrew Armstrong returned to Australia
17/5/17 The Commonwealth Bank Savings Department asked for a death certificate.
A letter was sent from Mr. C L Brumley of the MUIOOF Loyal Leongatha Lodge regarding his death.
He was reinterred in Grass Lane Cemetery
His Father received all medals and his plaque

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ARMSTRONG, William

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