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Ernest W. Armstrong


37th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss O. Rogers
  • Plaque: 3048

Additional Info

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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a clerk by trade, Ernest Woodrow Armstrong was 19 years and single when enlisted on the 24th of October 1917 in the 37th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 3257. Had previous military service in the 70th Infantry. The Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 'Ulysses' on the 22nd of December 1917. On the 3rd of July 1918 admitted to Hospital, sick; discharged to duty on the 6th of July 1918; wounded in action on the 12th of August 1918 and admitted to Lines of Communication Hospital. Transferred to England on the 18th of August 1918; admitted to Bath War Hospital, suffering with gunshot wound face on the 20th of August 1918. On the 12th of August 1918 wounded in action suffering from gunshot wounds face. On the 7th of December 1918 private admitted gunshot wound right eye permanent ex furlo. On the 18th of January 1919 left England for return to Australia per hospital transport 'Ulysses' and Disembarked on the 10th of March 1919. On the 25th of March 1919 Discharged from the A.I.F. medically unfit - the disability owing to war service. Tree No.3048

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour