The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper William Armstrong|
Name of Ancestor: William Alec Armstrong
Ancestor's date of birth: 20/01/1878
Ancestor's date of death: 07/09/1949
Cause of Death: above date of death approximate - probable cause of death heart failure
Service Number: 1141 Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: unknown
Unit: 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 27/02/1901
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE
Murray Page: 128
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales
Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 05/03/1901
Memorial details: His name is inscribed on the Boer War memorial at Bathurst
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Australian General Service Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and easy Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901).
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 3 June 1902. WW1- Served in France (and gassed) in 1917/18 as a Private with the 33 Bn AIF. Service no. N10301 WW11 - Served as a Private with 7 Garrison Battalion in 1941/42.