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.
Supporting identification from Paul Bradshaw, with photo added by Mrs Lynne Weston
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Given age is 23, with parents native of Tibshelf, Derbyshire.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 JOHN WILLIAM ARMSTRONG. Born Huthwaite, Enlisted Sutton-in-Ashfield (Resides Huthwaite) 9th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Private 19233, Died of Wounds, France & Flanders 28th Sept 1916 (HW)
Nottinghamshire Free Press - Sutton Library Archives 10th November 1916
Chesterfield Sherwoods on the Somme Covering the 9th (Service) Battalion of Sherwood Foresters
Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 04 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott