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Full name and title: Second Lieutenant Harry William Thomas Armstrong

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Extract from Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, Epsom District Council and County Post, Saturday 24 July 1915 (also printed in other local newspapers): Second Lieutenant Harry William Armstrong, 7th East Surrey Regiment, who died on the 14th inst. From wounds received in France the day previous, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs W.W. Armstrong, of Simla Lodge, Norwood Road, SE, and was 23 years of age. Educated at Dulwich College, he obtained and open classical scholarship at Jesus College, where he was a member of the Officers Training Corps. He volunteered for active service immediately on the outbreak of war, and received his commission in August last. His younger brother, W. E. Armstrong, who is an undergraduate at Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge, and who volunteered for active service with the R.A.M.C., was very severely wounded near Ypres and is still in hospital. Armstrong's estate was left to his father, William Wallace Armstrong, Civil Servant.

Attended Dulwich College 1905-1911. Son of William Wallace Armstrong and Alice Armstrong of 325 Norwood Road, Herne Hill.


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Second Lieutenant Harry William Thomas Armstrong
Caption: Second Lieutenant Armstrong
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Regiment: East Surrey Regiment
Unit: 7th (Service) Battalion
Cause of death: DOW
Rank at death: Second Lieutenant
Date of death: 14/07/1915
Age at death: 23
Country of death: France
Memorial or Cemetery: Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Locally remembered at: St. John's/Holy Trinity/Dulwich College/Jesus College


Herne Hill Connection: Resident
Address: 325 Norwood Road, Herne Hill