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Casualty No.: Ranks: Rifleman Initials: J Service No.: 45310
Date of Birth : 24/10/1885 Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 32
Unit: Rifle Brigade, posted to 1st/5th (City of London) Bn. (London Rifle Brigade) London Regiment.
Former Unit(s): 27149 Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, 22nd May 1915.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 12 Fell View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Donn's House, Bank Top, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Coal hewer at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Tuesday 1st October 1918
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Second Battle of the Somme, France, 1918. Battle of the Canal du Nord, 27th September to 1st October 1918.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Sauchy-Cauchy Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Grave reference A 8.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 2nd November 1918.
Family Details:
Son of Margaret and William Armstrong, of 13 Emmaville West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Ellen Armstrong, of 12 Fell View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (later of 3 Alders Yard, Felling Shore, Co. Durham). John's brother, William Armstrong, died in Sedgefield Lunatic Asylum, Co. Durham, from the effects of shell shock in February 1917, having first served with the Coldstream Guards and then with the Royal Engineers.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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