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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Frank" Francis Edward Gow ARMSTRONG

Born 1899 in Katanning, Western Australia [15]
Son of Charles Edward ARMSTRONG and Emma Jane SEARLE [15]
Dental Mechanic in Katanning in 1916 [30: item 3035467]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Katanning on 28 March 1916 [30: item 3035467]
     As he was under 21 years of age he needed the consent of his parents to enlist, which his mother provided [30]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 7½ inches tall, weighed 135 pounds and had hazel eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed to the 8th Reinforcements of the 44th Battalion on 6 March 1917 [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.MA.T. A30 Borda on 29 June 1917 [30]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 25 September 1917 and after further training proceeded to France on 18 December 1917 [30]
     Private  and late Lance Corporal 3380 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Hospitalised in France due to influenza on 26 June 1918 and after recovering rejoined his battalion on 20 July 1918 [30]
     Held the rank of Private until being appointed Lance Corporal on 17 November 1918 [30]
     Embarked from England on his return to Australia on the Somali in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 July 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 8 August 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Labourer in Dowerin in 1925 [50]
He could be the "F. E. Armstrong" who took a "F. W. Roberts" to court in Perth in May 1930 over work done [39: 12-May-1930]
Contractor in Carnamah in 1932 [19]
Later resided at 17 Sydney Street in the Perth suburb of North Perth [39: 14-Oct-1942]
Member of the North Perth Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1942[39: 14-Oct-1942]
Died 13 October 1942; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, LB, 700A)[2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis Edward Gow Armstrong' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from [sources]

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