William Armstrong

Armstrong William 2Name   William Armstrong

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   Age 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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