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Armstrong Maxwell James

 

Service Number T37383 Death Date 8/10/1942 Place of Death Australia Cause of Death Died from injuries Burial

 

MOTOR-CYCLIST KILLED Collision near Ross

 Maxwell James Armstrong (23),unmarried, of Ross, was killed yesterday when the motor-cycle he was riding collided near Ross with a motor-car driven by Vernon Reid, of Devonport.

Armstrong was travelling north about 6.45 pm. when his motor-cycle struck the motor-car, passengers in which were Mrs Reid and two children. Armstrong, who apparently was killed instantly, was taken to Campbell Town Hospital.

Reid received head and face lacerations, his wife suffered shock and lacerations, and the children also were lacerated. All were taken to the Campbell Town Hospital.

The accident was reported to the Coroner ( Mr .N. Nicolson) at Campbell Town, and an inquest will be opened this morning 

The Mercury 13 Oct 1942 Cpl M. J. Armstrong

The funeral of Cpl Maxwell James Armstrong, AIF, whose death occurred as the result of an accident at Ross, took place at St. Andrew's Presbyterian cemetery, Campbell Town, on Saturday. The Military Service was conducted by the Rev G. Clark (Method- ist). The casket was draped with the Union Jack and was carried by six corporals. About 200 militiamen and a large number of members of the CDD attended. The chief mourner was Mr L. Armstrong (father).

Cpl Armstrong was the only son of Mr and Mrs L. Armstrong, of Chiswick. Ross. He was a prominent footballer, and a member of the Ross cricket, badminton, and tennis clubs. His only sister is Mrs Eales (Melbourne).

The Mercury 9 Oct 1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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