Private Walter Armstrong

Private Walter Armstrong, 14th ( Fife and Forfar Yeomanry ) Battalion, Black Watch.  He died of wounds in Egypt on 29th January 1918, aged 19, and is buried in the Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Port Said, Egypt. He was the son of W.H. Armstrong, Howick Terrace, Tweedmouth. At that time the Battalion had been part of the victorious advance in Palestine against the Turks. He may have been wounded during the capture of the Turkish positions at Beitania where the Battalion  had 1 Officer and 8 Other Ranks killed and 4 Officers and 40 Other Ranks wounded of whom 2 subsequently died of wounds later. The photographs show members of the Regiment. The first shows a Battalion mess in the Desert.

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