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Lt. Thomas Acheson Armstrong

Australian Imperial Forces 33rd Btn. C Coy.

from:Boldon, Mackay, Queensland

(d.12th Oct 1917)

Thomas Armstrong was a 24 year old medical Student studying at Sydney University when he enlisted on the 16th March 1916. He was wounded in action by a shell at the Battle of Messines on the 7th June 1917 and was admitted to the 24th General Hospital at Etaples with a wound to his right shoulder the following day. He was transferred to England and two days later was admitted to the Reading War Hospital. He rejoined his unit at the front on the 17th of August.

Thomas was killed in action on the 12th Oct 1917 in Belgium. His mother, Elizabeth, requested his headstone be inscribed: "How went the fight? I died and never knew, But well or ill, England I died for you." Thomas is commemorated with the missing on the Menin Gate in Ypres.

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