Private Henry James Armstrong

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone. Cpl Walter Dodd, who was 24 years old when he died in battle on 31st July 1917 while serving with 7th Bn King’s Royal Lancashire Regiment. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial to the Missing, in Ypres. His name appears on Panel 72. Walter was the son of Edward and Annie Dodd, of Whitehill, Walton. Pte Henry James Armstrong, 32 years of age on his death in action on 22nd Sept 1917, was a driver with the Army Service Corp attached to a Heavy Artillery Battery. He is interred in Bedford House Cemetery, in grave 21.F.3. His parents, John and Jane Armstrong, lived at Moor House, Walton. Henry had lived, with his wife Elizabeth, at Shotleyfield, Shotley Bridge, Co Durham, until he enlisted. Henry was a chauffeur in peacetime and had been driving an Army truck when he was killed. It is said that he had offered to relieve the regular driver.
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