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Private Roy Clarence Armstrong was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to parents Minnie and George Armstrong, on February 22, 1898. He was working as a clerk in Winnipeg at the time of his enlistment with the 184th Battalion in Winnipeg on March 20, 1916.

He shipped for England aboard HMT Empress of Britain on October 31, 1916, and arrived in Liverpool, England, on November 11, 1916. Armstrong was transferred to the 78th Battalion and was killed in action during the battle for Passchendaele on October 30, 1917. His body was never found and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.

External links:
Pte. Roy Armstrong’s service record (Serv/Reg# 874936) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
Burial information is available at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
A memorial page honouring Roy Armstrong can be visited online at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

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