Sunday, 15 November 2009

Pte. James Armstrong

James Armstrong born circa 1883, killed in action 12th May 1916 France, Private, 6th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – buried Vermelles British Cemetery, France, listed on Lairg War Memorial.

James was born at Shiness, Lairg, son of Joseph Gordon Armstrong, shepherd, and his wife Barbara Ross. This family lived for many years at Blairbuie, Shiness.  James's parents are buried in Lairg Cemetery.  Descendants of this family still live in Sutherland today.

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