Joseph Armstrong

Joseph Armstrong

Date of Birth

9 September 1889

Course

2 Years at Borough Road College, 1907-1909

Job(s)

Teacher at Brandon (Durham), Browney C.S.

Service number

201610

WW1 rank

Sergeant

Border Regiment

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

22 March 1918

Buried/memorial

Poziers Memorial, France (Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 46)

Biography

Second Lieutenant Joseph Armstrong was the son of George and Mary Armstrong and attended Borough Road College for two years. At the college he excelled in sciences and teaching and also represented Borough Road College at rugby, acting as the rugby secretary 1908-09. Armstrong enlisted in Kendal, Westmorland on 1 April 1915 into the 5th Battalion Border Regiment. He rose to Corporal and was later commissioned. Annely was 30 when he died on 22 March 1918, leaving a widow Mary Armstrong.

Sources

Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/14/4, Borough Road College 1906 applications, Borough Road College 1906 applications, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), 1910 Annual Report

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