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2457   Private Robert Armstrong
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Dated added: 12/03/2016   Last updated: 05/04/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 24th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Died: 24/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Summary      
Robert Armstrong was the son of Samuel and Ann Armstrong. Robert was born in Kilrea about 1887. Robert worked on his fatherís farm before he emigrated to Australia. Prior to enlisting, Robert was living near Melbourne and working as a farm labourer. Robert Armstrong enlisted in Melbourne on 16th July 1915. He gave his next of kin as his brother Samuel, who was still living in Lisnagroat, Kilrea. Private Robert Armstrong was serving with the 24th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 24 August 1916. He was hit by part of a bursting shell and death was instantaneous.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Villers Bretonneux Memorial
  Amiens, Somme
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1457573
Summary      
Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin. Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 29
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Armstrong family 1901 census lists Robert as age 14 living with the family at house 9 in Lisnagroat, Tamlaght, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Armstrong family 1911 census lists Robert as age 21 living with the family at house 25 in Lisnagroat, Tamlaght, Londonderry
3 AIF Project Details of Private Robert Armstrong
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Private Robert Armstrong
5 Australian Military Records 28 documents regarding Private Robert Armstrong
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Private Robert Armstrong
7 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Private Robert Armstrong
8 Kilrea War Memorial Robert Armstrong listed on Memorial
9 Returned Services League Details of Private Robert Armstrong
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2018