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Tibshelf Derbyshire
John William Armstrong was born in 1894 he was the son of Albert a coal miner hewer and Emma Armstrong née Howis of 113 McKinley Cottages Blackwell Road Huthwaite Nottinghamshire. Albert was born in 1869 at North Wingfield, Emma Howis was born in 1874 at Huthwaite, they were married on 26th December 1892 at the Parish Church in Shirland, Derbyshire, they went on to have 8 children, sadly 3 died in infancy or early childhood. In 1911 the family lived at Blackwell Road, Huthwaite, Albert 42 yrs is a coal miner hewer, he is living with his wife Emma 37 yrs and their 5 children including John William a coal miner
He was a coal miner
28 Sep 1916
510735 - CWGC Website
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John William Armstrong enlisted at Sutton in Ashfield whilst residing at Huthwaite, he served with the 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters and landed at Gallipoli. He then went to the Western Front where he fought and was wounded in the Battle of Thiepval. He died at the casualty clearing station at Puchevillers on 28th September 1916 and was buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery France.
The battalion took part in 'The Battle of Thiepval, 26th to 28th September 1916' It is likely that John was wounded in the first wave of the attack. He was then evacuated back to the casualty clearing station at Puchevillers.
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  • Photo courtesy of Gary Elliott forwarded by Brian Szowkomud -
  • John William Armstrong's CWGC headstone at Puchevillers British Cemetery -