Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
24/01/1916- Completed Application for Enlistment & Medical Examination Bunbury WA
31/01/1916- To No. 48 Depot Company Blackboy Hill WA as Private
14/02/1916- To 16th Reinforcements 11th Battalion Bunbury as Private
31/03/1916- Embarked Fremantla WA aboard ” Shropshire ” bound for Egypt
24/04/1916- Disembarked Alexandria to Overseas Training Base
29/05/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
03/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France to 1st Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France
18/06/1916- Admitted 24th General Hospital Etaples France ( Influenza )
08/07/1916- Discharged to 1st Australian Division Base Depot Etaples ex Hospital
29/07/1916- To ” D ” Company 11th Battalion in the field France
06/11/1916- Admitted No. 1 Australian General Hospital Rouen France ( Fractured Finger Right Hand )
ex 2nd Australian Field Ambulance ex 36th Casualty Clearing Station
17/11/1916- Transferred/Admitted 6th General Hospital Rouen France ( Sick )
05/12/1916- Discharged to No. 1 ADBD Etaples ex Hospital
01/04/1917- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
16/04/1917- Reported Missing in Action France ( Later confirmed Capured at Lagnicourt France on 15/04/1917 )
29/06/1917- Official Report stating Pte. ARMSTRONG held as a Prisoner of War
09/12/1918- Repatriated Prisoner of War arrived Ripon U.K then Granted Leave England
18/01/1919- Admitted 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital Bulford England
09/03/1919- To Convalescent Training Depot Parkhouse England
24/03/1919- To No 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England
12/04/1919- Embarked Devonport England aboard ” Suffolk ” for Return to Australia
31/05/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA
07/08/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
British War Medal – No. 9195
Victory Medal – No. 9146.
SUMMARY OF AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS PRISONER OF WAR FILE
There are a number of indecipherable pages on the record and some statements from Soldiers who had mistaken him for another soldier ARMSTRONG , from the 4th Battalion, who had been killed in the same vicinity as our ARMSTRONG was captured.
Red Cross File Extractions:-
( 1 )- London 03/07/1917- ARMSTRONG, Pte. Lindsay C- 5046- Missing 16/04/1917- Prisoner of War- Captured at Langicourt 15/04/1917. Certified by Information from a German List dated 02/06/1917. Interned Limburg from Douai.
( 2 )- 08/11/1917- Advice to 2133- Pte. E. B. ARMSTRONG, 44th Battalion AIF, Mil Hospital Stratford on Avon- Pte. 5046 L.C. ARMSTRONG– P.O.W. interned Limburg.
( 3 )- London 18/12/1918- ARMSTRONG, Lindsay C . 5046- Repatriated Prisoner of War. Arrived Hull 09/12/1918. Arrived London 11/12/1918. Certified by List from A.I.F. Headquarters 18/12/1918.