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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.

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