Captain William Maurice Armstrong

Regiment: Royal Hussars
Date published: 25/01/1918
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 23/05/1917
Age at death: 27
Cemetery: Faubourg D'amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Plot: V. F. 18.
Information: Captain William Maurice Armstrong M.C., Royal Hussars, who was killed in France on May 23rd, 1917, at the age of 27, was the only son of Captain Marcus Beresford Armstrong, J.P., D.L., and Mrs. Armstrong, of Moyaliffe, Co. Tipperary. He saw service with his regiment in India and South Africa. On the outbreak of war he was in England on leave from South Africa, and left for France with the original Expeditionary Force in August, 1914. Captain Armstrong served on the staff from the beginning of the war until his death. After serving in France and Flanders he went to Gallipoli in June, 1915, where he served with the famous 29th Division, being present at the evacuation of the Peninsula. Before returning to France in the early part of 1916, he went to Egypt. At the time of his death he was serving as a Brigade Major. Besides being awarded the Military Cross he was four times mentioned in despatches.