The information displayed here is at the time of death.
John was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, to Isaac, a Councillor, and Rachel Armstrong. He was the elder brother of Edwin, Charles and Hilda Mary. John attended Morpeth Grammar School then King Edward VI School from 1909-1914. John was a student teacher, studying at Armstrong College, when war broke out.
He served at Gallipoli from September 1915, until the evacuation. He then went to Egypt, and in July 1916 was sent to France. John died of his wounds on the 16th January 1917 aged 21.
15 Pretoria Avenue, Morpeth, Northumberland (place of residence - 1901 Census)
John is buried at the Puchevillers British Cemetery in France.
Castle Bank Cenotaph, Morpeth
Church of St. James the Great, Morpeth
Parochial Hall Roll of Honour, Morpeth
Plaque at Goosehill School
Plaque at King Edward VI School
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919, Armstrong College Calendars, Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929, Durham University Journal, Vol. 21, 1912-1917)
North East War Memorial Project 1912-1917
Medal Roll Index Cards
UK Census Records (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
WWI Service Records 1914 - 1920 (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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