Huthwaite War Memorial Project

Armstrong J. W. 19233

John William Armstrong

John William Armstrong

Private 19233 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 9th Battalion

Died of Wounds Flanders 28th Sept 1916 : Aged 22

Puchevillers British Cemetery, ref. IV.E.25

John enlisted 11th August 1914, after becoming a miner residing at Tibshelf nearer prior employment at Blackwell Colliery. But he was born and raised in Huthwaite, proving the son of Albert and Emma Armstrong of 113, Mc.Kinley Cottages, Blackwell Road. Battalions received congratulations for the battle over Thiepval Plateau, when victory cost the 9th Battalion alone 492 lost comrades through September.

News of the death of Private John Wm. Armstrong was received on October 12th. by his parents, who live at 113, McKinley Cottages, Blackwell Road, Huthwaite. Private Armstrong was the eldest son and would have been 23 years of age if he had lived until last Wednesday. His number was 19223, 9th. Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, in which he enlisted just about two years ago, being then employed at Blackwell Colliery. He left this country 13 months ago for Egypt, being subsequently transferred to France, where he met his end. During that period he has not been on leave.     From Notts Free Press – 10th. November, 1916

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Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 04 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott