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Joseph Armstrong

Joseph Armstrong

Date of Birth

9 September 1889


Borough Road College


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

Service number


WW1 rank


Border Regiment

Theatre of war


Date of death

22 March 1918


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


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.


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