No. 10094 Lance Corporal Elliot William Armstrong
Elliot William Armstrong was born in Werribee in August 1882. His birth was registered as "William Elliot", but he chose to use Elliot as his first name and this name appears on his enlistment papers.
He and his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Armstrong, lived on Watton Street and before the war, his profession was listed as seaman when he enlisted.
He volunteered for the AIF in Melbourne on 26 July 1915 and was assigned to the 20th Depot Battalion at Castlemaine, Victoria. In March 1916, he was transferred to a Garrison Military Police unit in Melbourne and was promoted to Lance-Corporal in August the same year.
On 28 July 1917, he was discharged from the army as medically unfit due to misconduct.
A second enlistment paper, dated 14 March 1919 showing basically the same details – including wife, Elizabeth, who was now living at North Richmond – says that he had served 588 days in the AIF, including two years overseas and had also spent time as a munitions worker. So the mystery remains!
Now that the war was over, his second enlistment didn’t last very long and he was discharged 24 days later.
Medals and Entitlements:
- Nil awarded
NAA: MT1486/1, ARMSTRONG/ELLIOT WILLIAM