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03/03/2017
28/02/2017 The CWGC records Private David Armstrong as the son of Mary Jane Armstrong, of Chapel Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
28/02/2017 David Armstrong is commemorated on Stewartstown Cenotaph and Donaghendry Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Stewartstown.
28/02/2017 Private Armstrong is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Private Hugh Ashfield is buried just a few graves away in the same row.
28/02/2017 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.
28/02/2017 Both Private Hugh Ashfield and Private Armstrong were wounded at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge and taken to the same hospital.
28/02/2017 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.
28/02/2017 David Armstrong enlisted in Omagh.
28/02/2017 The 1911 census lists William David as age 10, living with the family at house 5 in Hill Head, Stewartstown. His motherís was a widow and her name had changed to Hawthorn.
28/02/2017 The 1901 census lists David as a baby living with the family at house 12 in Hill Head, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. His father is not listed, but his mother was married and working as a general domestic servant.
28/02/2017 Family: Mary Jane Armstrong, Thomas Armstrong (born about 1893), Annie Armstrong (born about 1897), David Armstrong (born 17th May 1900).
28/02/2017 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.
28/02/2017 Private David Armstrong, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Stewartstown, died at a clearing station in France from gunshot wounds on Sunday morning, 12th August.
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28/02/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th August 1917:
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