Kilbride Parish Church War Memorial

David Armstrong

Date of Birth – c.1891

Place of Birth –  Ballyclare

Date of enlistment – 9th May 1916

Address at time of enlistment – Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia

Next of Kin – Annie Black (mother)

Address of next of kin – Burnside

Trade or Calling – Station hand

Service No. 6414

Unit – 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF

Rank –Private

Died – 20th September 1917

Place of Death – Belgium

Age at Death – c.26

Buried – Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport farm), Ieper, Belgium

Commemorations –Ballyclare War Memorial and Kilbride Parish Church

Marital status – Single

Parents – Annie Black

Siblings – William, Annie, (David), Esther Isabella Black (half-sister)

Cutting from the Belfast News Letter in 1917 Image courtesy of the History Hub Ulster

Cutting from the Belfast News Letter in 1917

Image courtesy of the History Hub Ulster

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Records Available

National Archives of Australia

Australian Army Records

David Armstrong's service record and will information

Place of association on Australian records – Barellan, New South Wales, Australia

 

National Archives of Ireland

Census Record for Burnside

1901 Census – Village of Burnside, Doagh

David Armstrong , Son, Irish Church, Aged 10, Scholar

 

Great War Belfast Clippings

This website lists the names of servicemen whose pictures appeared in the Belfast Evening Telegraph during the Great War period.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatwarbelfast/home/service-personnel-pictures-list-a---l

Armstrong, D, Private, Australian Imperial Force, Burnside, Doagh, Antrim, Died