Armstrong, Arthur

Private 10568 Arthur Armstrong. 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. Wounded at Reutel on 9th October 1917. Died in hospital in the UK on 26th October 1917, aged 22. Buried Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium, London.

  • Born in Paddington, London
  • Enlisted at Paddington on 11th December 1915
  • To Army Reserve on 12th December 1915
  • Mobilized on 7th March 1917
  • Admitted in to the HAC on 8th March 1917
  • Resident of Hyde Park
  • Posted to Reserve Battalion on 9th March 1917
  • Went overseas on 9th June 1917
  • Joined Battalion in the field on 17th June 1917
  • Wounded at Reutel on 9th October 1917
  • Arrived at 37 Casualty Clearing Station
  • Arrived at 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne
  • Transferred to England on 19th October 1917
  • Died of wounds at Chester War Hospital on 26th October 1917 at 10pm – Trench feet and multiple bullet wounds – Marked septic condition, secondary haemorrhage
  • Body removed for burial by family
  • Buried in Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium, London
  • Grave ref. D. 2. 154.
  • Son of Maria A. Armstrong of 33 Connaught Street, Hyde Park, London W.2. and the late Thomas Armstrong
  • Brother to Frank (b.c.1889), Sophie (b.c.1889), Henry (b.c.1891), Charles (b.c.1893), Hilda (b.c.1900), Cecil (b.c.1903) and Stanley (b.c.1905)
  • Twice mentioned in dispatches

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