|Memorial .||Ramleh War Cemetery|
Awards & Titles:
|Distinguished Service Order |
Early Life :Born in Orissa, India on February 11, 1875 the son of Joseph Samuel (C.I.E.) and Emma Charlotte Armstrong. Brother of Edith Loch; Alice Armstrong and Herbert Armstrong
Family :Husband of Marguerite Armstrong. Father of Gerald Allan Christopher Armstrong and Violet Margaret McDowall husband of Marguerite Armstrong, of Dunkirk House, Devizes, Wilts.
Action : Palestine
Records of the United Grand Lodge of England for his mother lodge show that he "Died of Wounds 19-9-18"
Palestine is a generic term to cover actions in the region now consisting of Sinai, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Aden and involved operations against the Turks. Once the security of the Suez Canal was assured in 1915 the focus shifted to the area now within the post 1967 borders of Israel. In 1917 there were three battles at Gaza, which enabled the capture of Jerusalem in December. In 1918 the campaign continued north into the Jordan Valley then towards Damascus. The Armistice with Turkey was signed on the 31st October 1918.
Citations & Commemorations :London Gazette shows that he was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Order: 1918-06-11.
War diary for the Wiltshire Regiment shows: 1/4th Wiltshire Location Palestine, Wadi Ballut Entry Major C G Bennett took over command of Regiment. News was received that Lieut Colonel A Armstrong had been awarded a DSO in the King's Birthday Honours List.
Western Daily Press 07 June 1918 - OPERATIONS IN EGYPT - AWARDS FOR VALUABLE SERVICE - The King has been pleased, on the occasion of his Majesty's birthday, to approve the following awards for valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in Egypt: - [...]
THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER.
Lt. Col Allan Armstrong, Wilts. R. (Capt., Ret. Pay. R. of O)
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Royal Sussex Lodge of Emulation No. 355 E.C.||Wiltshire|
2nd November 1911
4th October 1912
1st November 1912
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Book : 1921 - Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Oxford University Press
- Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England
- Researcher : Bruce Littley
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