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Rank
Private
Service number
2342
Unit
11 Battalion
Cause of death
Died of Wounds
Place of death
21 General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt
Date of death
23 August 1915
Age
20
Plaque number
L413
Dedicated by
Family on 12 November 2016
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Biography presented during plaque dedication:

Private Christopher Armstrong of 11 Battalion, the son of James and Eliza Armstrong, was born in February 1895 at Springfield Farm Yallingup. He had two brothers and two sisters.

His great grandfather, who was a captain in the Gordon Highlanders, migrated to Western Australia in 1829 and was one of the first settlers in the state.

Christopher's mother died during the birth of his sister, Elizabeth and he was raised by his aunt and the Keenan family.

He attended school at Yallingup and after finishing his studies took up farming. His sporting activities included rifle shooting and he was a good shot.

Christopher enlisted in May 1915 at Busselton and commenced training at Blackboy Hill Military Camp, where he was posted to 7 Reinforcement of 11 Battalion.

This battalion was recruited in Western Australia and in June they sailed from Fremantle on HMAT Karoola bound for Alexandria. Then in early August he sailed on HMAT Berrima for the Dardanelles and was soon in action.

He was wounded in action and taken on board HMHS Sicilia and subsequently transferred to Alexandria.

Private Christopher Armstrong, service number 2342 of 11 Battalion, died of wounds received at Gallipoli at 21 General Hospital Alexandria on 23 August 1915.

He was 20 years of age and he is buried at Chatby Military and War Cemetery Alexandria.

His plaque is placed alongside that of a family relative, Lieutenant George Horwood Fauckner, who was killed in action in Crete in May 1941.

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