Lance Serjeant ANGUS ARMSTRONG (photo added)

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Rank Lance Serjeant
Forenames ANGUS
Surname ARMSTRONG (photo added)
Initials A
Place of Birth SUNDERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Thursday, 26 August 1909
Date of Death Monday, 12 June 1944
Age 34
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From SUNDERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 4446823
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 12 Parachute Battalion (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IVA. D. 11.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph WITH TENDER LOVE. DEEP REGRET WE WHO LOVED YOU NEVER FORGET
Family Details SON OF ARCHIBALD AND ELEANOR ARMSTRONG, OF SUNDERLAND, COUNTY DURHAM; HUSBAND OF BEATRICE HELENA ARMSTRONG, OF HUMBLEDON, SUNDERLAND.

Additional Information

 

ANGUS ARMSTRONG was the youngest of 12 children born to Achibald and Ellen Armstrong. He enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry at the age of 18 but was immediately transferred into the Green Howards. He served in Egypt, China and India be fore leaving the army in 1935 when he met his wife and started work in the Sunderland shipyards as a boiler maker.

 

He had one son, Angus who was born in 1937. He was killed while serving with A Company, 12 Parachute Battalion, in the village of Bréville during the attack to liberate the village. He was killed by mortar fire.1

 

 

 

 

 

Report by Captain Paul C. Bernard, Officer Commanding A Company, 12 Parachute Battalion.

 

 

 

 

A Company, 12 Parachute Battalion

 

 

Helen Ingham and 12 Parachute Battalion Veteran Bill Ness
at Ranville War Cemetery on 6th June 1999.

 

 

References
1. All Photographs and additional information, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Helen Ingham, great Niece of Lance Sejeant ANGUS ARMSTRONG.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Helen Ingham, great Niece of Lance Sejeant ANGUS ARMSTRONG.
Additional photographs provided by: Helen Ingham, great Niece of Lance Sejeant ANGUS ARMSTRONG and Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: Helen Ingham, great Niece of Lance Sejeant ANGUS ARMSTRONG.

 

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Helen Ingham

To the members of the 12th Yorkshire Parachute Regiment and all those who fought and gave their lives, thank you.

On Sunday, April 6, 2014