Armstrong, William Crouch (Private, b.? - d.1917)

Accession Number 1DRL/0059
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Armstrong, William Crouch
Place made Australia: Queensland, Charleville, Belgium, France, South Africa: Natal, Durban, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Salisbury Plain
Date made 1916-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/685
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of 6285 Private William Crouch Armstrong, 26 Battalion, England and France, 1916-1917. Collection consists of thirty-two letters from Private Armstrong to his parents.

History / Summary

This collection of letters indicates Armstrong's strong attachment to his civilian farming life in Queensland and portrays close relationships between soldiers from his local area of North Queensland (Charleville?). Armstrong seeks news from home in every letter and comments on news received of activities at home; his animals, and the activities of the family raising cattle and horse-racing.

Biographical note: 6285 Private William Crouch Armstrong, 26 Battalion. AIF. Killed in action, Zonnebeke, Belgium, 4 October 1917. Son of John and Phoebe Armstrong. Native of Charleville, Queensland.