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Sgt John Armstrong - RAMC **identified on CWGC**

 
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DerekR
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Sgt John Armstrong - RAMC **identified on CWGC** Reply with quote

Sgt John Armstrong of the RAMC is listed on the Hawick Roll of Honour.
An extract from "Hawick & The War" states:
"Sgt John Armstrong, RAMC, son of the late Frank Armstrong, 19 Dalkeith Place, Hawick".
No date is given.

Only 1 medal index card existes for a Sgt.John Armstrong, RAMC - this man was born Waterbeck, Dumfries, enlisted Guernsey. He was no.43308:

Name: ARMSTRONG
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Secondary Unit Text: attd. S.M.O. (Brest)
Date of Death: 02/03/1918
Service No: 43308
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 40. 1. 24.
Cemetery: BREST (KERFAUTRAS) CEMETERY

Is the above CWGC entry the same man as is listed on the Hawick Roll of Honour?
If not, who was the Hawick John Armstrong?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Armstrong was born circa 1872 in Waterbeck, Dumfriesshire. He was the son of Frank Armstrong (joiner) & Isabella Thomson.

John's father re-married Margaret Gladstone after Isabella's death in 1883. In the 1901 census Frank & Maggie were residing at 5 Waverley Tce. Hawick.

Frank died at 19 Dalkeith Pl, Hawick in 1915. His nephew Frank, 4 Rose Vale Street, Hawick, was the informant.

I believe this John Armstrong No. 43308 to be the same man.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Ancestry there is the service record of John Armstrong, 6 Rose Vale St., Hawick. I think this could well be the cousin of Derek's 'John Armstrong'.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,

Laughing Good man!
I don't know how you found him but I'm really chuffed that you have.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:24 pm    Post subject: Sgt John Armstrong - RAMC Reply with quote

This man also transferred to the RAMC in Feb 1918 138810 and survived the conflict.
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