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Private 2327

59th Battalion

Footscray, Victoria

His father, William Kerr Armstrong "Braeside" Kongwak, Victoria

Leongatha, Victoria 8/7/1915

24 years 2 months, 5'5", 9 stone 10 pounds, blue eyes and light brown hair



He was wounded on 8/2/1917 and died that day

He was buried in Rose Trench Cemetery and was later re buried at Grass Lane Cemetery

He enlisted in Leongatha, Victoria

◈ 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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