Thursday, 18 January 2007

Private John Backhouse Armstrong

Born on 11 May 1875 in Cumberland, England - son of Mrs. Martha Armstrong, Cumberland, England - attestation form notes trade as fisherman, single, not now nor previously a member of the military, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 38 inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 121st Canadian Infantry Battalion on 1 February 1916 (number 760974) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 15 November 1916 - transferred to the Labour Pool on 26 December 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps on 2 January 1918.

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