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1200   Private Thomas Armstrong
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/05/1885
Died: 06/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Thomas Armstrong was the son of Thomas Galbraith Armstrong and Sarah Jane Armstrong, of Benburb, Moyard, Co. Tyrone. Thomas Armstrong moved to Scotland. He joined the Glasgow Police. He was married to Isabella Armstrong and they lived at 1616. Maryhill Rd., Maryhill, Glasgow. Thomas Armstrong enlisted with 1st battalion of the Irish Guards.Private Thomas Armstrong died on 6th November 1914, aged 29.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 11
CWGC Casualty 925640
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 1901 Census lists Armstrong family Does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 1 in Moyard, Benburb
2 1911 Census lists Armstrong family Does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 7 in Moyard, Benburb, Tyrone
3 Forum Discussion (SMRG) Photo of Glasgow Police War Memorial (1)
4 Glasgow Police Museum War Dead Photos of two memorials with Thomas Armstrong inscribed.
5 Glasgow Police War Memorial Photo of Glasgow Police War Memorial (2)
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023