12th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
12/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
David was a son of Mary Jane Armstrong. David Armstrong was born on 17th May 1900 in Stewartstown. GRONI records his name as David Hawthorne. The family lived at Hill Head, Stewartstown His mother was a general domestic servant. Private Armstrong went to France as a battle casualty replacement to bring their individual battalions back up to strength following the Battle of the Somme. He was wounded at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge. Private David Armstrong was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of gunshot wounds on Sunday 12th August 1917. He was 17.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.