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William J. Armstrong


38th Infantry Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss O. DixonT
  • Plaque: 3047

Additional Info

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William Armstrong was born at Kiata. He was 28 years old, married and employed as a masseur when he enlisted in Ballarat on 3rd October 1916. He was allocated to 5th Infantry Battalion with the Regimental No. of 6951, and later transferred to the 38th Infantry Battalion. During the heavy fighting around Passchendaele in France he was severely wounded on the 12th October 1917, and died in the 24th General Hospital on 15th October 1917. He is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France.
Tree No. 3047

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour