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Armstrong, Donald Goldsmith (1893–1917)

Donald Goldsmith Armstong, n.d.

Donald Goldsmith Armstong, n.d.

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

DONALD GOLDSMITH ARMSTRONG, the son of Mr. Henry James and Mrs. Emma Isabel Armstrong, was born at Kyneton, Victoria, on 29th June, 1893. He was educated at the Kyneton Grammar School and the Scotch College, Melbourne, and entered the service of the Bank at Melbourne on 13th June, 1912. He subsequently served at Rochester in November, 1912, and Corowa in 1913.

He enlisted in May, 1915, and embarked with the 9th Reinforcements, 5th Battalion, on 10th September. He landed in France in April, 1916, and was transferred to the Machine-Gun Section in the following month.

In August he was promoted to the rank of lance-corporal and transferred to the 21st Battalion in February, 1917. In April of that year he attended an Officers’ Training School at Cambridge, and received his commission on 2nd August, 1917. Two months later he was killed in action at Broodseinde, on 9th October, 1917. Captain H. C. Sandford, writing about Lieutenant Armstrong’s death, said:—“He was one of my company officers, and I found him a very capable and brave leader, and felt his loss very much.”

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Donald Goldsmith Armstong, n.d.

Donald Goldsmith Armstong, n.d.

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour