People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

Armstrong, Norman Garnet (1885–?)

Norman Garnet Armstrong, n.d.

Norman Garnet Armstrong, n.d.

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

NORMAN GARNET ARMSTRONG was born on 29th July, 1885, at Mount Perry, Queensland, the son of Mr. Octavius Armstrong and Mrs. Jessie Augusta Armstrong. He was educated at the South Brisbane State School and the Brisbane Grammar School.

Entering the Bank’s service on 16th January, 1904, at Brisbane, he was appointed ledger-keeper on 1 st January, 1908, and in September, 1910, transferred to South Brisbane as teller. In the following January he returned to the Brisbane office and was sent to Bowen, Queensland, in August, 1913.

In August, 1914, Norman Armstrong went to Thursday Island for garrison duty as provisional second-lieutenant in the 2nd Infantry. On returning he enlisted in the A.I.F. (18th June, 1915), and left Australia with the 2nd Reinforcements for the 25th Battalion. He was promoted to lieutenant in August, and while in Egypt in the following January he was transferred to the 9th Battalion. He went on to France, and in July, was promoted to captain. In October, 1918, he obtained his majority.

Original Publication

Citation details

'Armstrong, Norman Garnet (1885–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/armstrong-norman-garnet-19649/text30972, accessed 27 January 2021.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012