Christopher Armstrong, MM



Oct 28, 1892

Born at Swansea, Wales


Nov 12, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59022 (temporary number 151)

Ø      Next of kin given as William Armstrong (father) of GPO San Francisco California

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company

o       At a later date was transferred to “C” Company


Feb 20, 1915

Married to Nettie Riddell at Kingston Ontario


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Sep 28, 1915

Attached to 4th Brigade for Bath Duty


Jan 18, 1916

Returned to duty with the 21st Battalion


May 26, 1916

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with Tonsillitis 

Transferred same day to No 5 CFA


May 30, 1916

Transferred to No 2 Divisional Rest Station


Jun 1, 1916

Discharged to duty


Nov 3, 1916

Granted leave until November 13, 1916


Nov 18, 1916

Rejoined the Battalion from leave


Aug 15, 1917

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


Sep 15, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Sep 26, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Nov 17, 1917

Promoted to rank of Corporal


Dec 1, 1917

Promoted to rank of Sergeant


Jun 26, 1918

Granted leave to Paris until July 3, 1918


Jul 15, 1918

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Oct 22, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Nov 12, 1918

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Feb 11, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #31173


I could find no mention of the action that earned him this honour


Feb 19, 1919

Attached to 2nd Canadian Division Motor Transport Company


Mar 4, 1919

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in Belgium


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Western Australia at Havre France


Disembarked in England and TOS (Taken On Strength) “P” Wing, CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) at Witley pending return to Canada


Apr 19, 1919

Admitted to the Military Isolation Hospital at Aldershot diagnosed with Measles


May 5, 1919

SOS (Struck Off Strength) and posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


May 9, 1919

Discharged from hospital


May 13, 1919

TOS 2nd Canadian Division Pool


May 19, 1919

Embarked the HMT Cedric at Liverpool



May 27, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Montreal Quebec


May 29, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Montreal Quebec 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 300532

Ø      Proposed residence on Discharge – Mississippi County, Frontenac Ontario


Aug 2, 1919

Address for delivery of his WSG (War Service Gratuity) was changed to read 437 Barrie St, Kingston Ontario


Apr 1, 1921

On this date, and on a subsequent date, his British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to him at Mississippi County, Frontenac Ontario


Jun 17, 1959

Died at RR# 7 Kingston Ontario


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