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William Harold Armstrong

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Armstrong AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    15506 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    15506 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.18 Freezer hand 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.18
    TimaruCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.18
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Armstrong was the son of Harold and Lily Francis Armstrong, of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    This is my great uncle Billy. My grandma was his sister. My son Alex and I have been trying to research and get information about Billy so we can remember him Public - Natalie - Other Relative - 6 May 2015 - Family history
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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  • Just remembering my Great Uncle BIlly - I always remember seeing his photo at Grandmas and her telling us he died very young in the war and have been up to see his memorial plaque at Gleniti Park but interested to find out more about him if anyone knows.
    Public - Natalie - Other Relative - 6 May 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2119218
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.18 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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06 May 2015NatalieTimaru, New ZealandOther Relative

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