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 tme of his enlistment with the 184th Battalion in Winnipeg on March 20, 1916.
He shipped for England aboard the H.M.T. 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.
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.