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Thomas Armstrong 1910 weir street belfast Army

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sharonrose Report 23 Nov 2011 18:03

Trying to trace ancestor that fought in war possibly somme and could of died there as I cant find his father james armstrong 38 yrs old death in Belfast. His mum elizabeth Armstrong nee Addis died 10.3.1937 buried belfast city cementry but James not buried with her and trying to find his wereabouts so possibly died 1914-1918 war in France. They lived in Weir Street in 1901/1911 son Robert Armstrong aged 6 yrs but thomas had joined with robert but cant find their army record either, please can someone give me advised in tracing these details Thankyou


sharonrose Report 23 Nov 2011 21:18

i havent been able to get death cert she was about 56 yrs when she died. I would like to find resting place of james armstrong but i cant find his mother and father resting place either his dad james armstrong snr lived 24 weir st belfast 1911 with new wife sarah but 1901 he lived with 1st wife elizabeth and son james aged 18 yrs 13 sancroft st belfast but she must of died before 1903 because james snr married sarah ann mcbarnes then


sharonrose Report 16 Dec 2011 20:18

Thank you and merry christmas and happy new year to all xxxxx


Catherine Report 16 Dec 2011 22:22

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 about James Armstrong
Name: James Armstrong
Birth Place: Lisburn, Co. Down
Death Date: 22 May 1915
Death Location: Gallipoli
Enlistment Location: Belfast
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Number: 10128
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre


UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 about James Barkley Armstrong
Name: James Barkley Armstrong
Birth Place: Ballyban, Co. Monaghan
Death Date: 9 Oct 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Belfast
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion: 2/8th Battalion
Number: 26543
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 68692, Durham L.I.


Catherine Report 16 Dec 2011 22:28

You can probably rule out the first one:-

Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 10128
Additional information: Son of Walter and Sarah Jane Armstrong, of 88, Broomfield St., Crumlin Rd., Belfast.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 97 to 101.

His father is Walter!

Second one also:-
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd/8th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 09/10/1917
Service No: 26543
Additional information: Son of Martha Armstrong, of 3, Fermanagh Terrace, Clones, Co. Monaghan, and the late Thomas Armstrong.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

.his father was Thomas!


sharonrose Report 17 Apr 2012 11:26

thank you catherine but i dont think these are my relations as james parents were james and elizabth from sancroft st in 1901 then elzabeth died in 1903 and his dad married sarah mcbarron lived weir street next door to him and wife and kids


sharonrose Report 12 May 2012 22:51

thomas armstrong was in ww2. Im thinking that his records may show my grandads reg no. etc as they would normally put family in forces details down thomas was born in 1910/11 his mother elizabeth died a widow in 10/3/1937 42 weir st belfast


sharonrose Report 23 Feb 2013 21:44

thomas married edith nugent. They had two sons, still looking for any information please


ArgyllGran Report 23 Feb 2013 23:58

Here are also a couple of Irish J Armstrongs died during WW1 - but don't know if the name is James or not -

J Armstrong
Rank: Corporal
Service No. 12068
Date of death: 03/09/1915
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 5th Bat.
Grave Ref: K 35
Cemetery: Lancashire Landing Cemetery (Turkey)
No age or parents' names given.

J H Armstrong
Rank: Private
Service No: 6882
Death: 02/10/1915
Irish Guards, 2nd Batt.
Grave: I. D. 45
Cemetery: Noeux--les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
No age or parents' names.


sharonrose Report 24 Feb 2013 12:39

Thank you connie, Both James have disappeared from all records and I cant find deaths for them either.

James snr last address on census was 24 weir Street 1911 but after this period his wife sarah was at 4 weir st until she died in 1941, cant find him in any will searches or death records or ww2 and then his son James jnr lived at 18 weir St in 1911 but then at 42 Weir Street and his last child born in 1918 but after this I cant find James in death record or army records either.

His wife Elizabeth died in March 1937 as a widow so between 1918 and 1937 he has died but he is not in the cemetry either.

His son Thomas lived on at 42 weir street from 1937 with wife edith and he was in the army from 1939 with his brother Robert (who was in the royal horse artillary) but I have searched and cant find these either.

The whole Belfast Armstrong family from Weir Street just sseem to have no records especially the two James has no records of marriage birth or death.

Just cant move foward without this details on this branch of tree.


ArgyllGran Report 24 Feb 2013 14:03

Sharonrose -
Irish records are notoriously patchy, with many having been destroyed.

I have the same problem. My late husband's mother was born in Belfast 1922, and married, presumably also in Belfast, in 1945. Can't find any record of either.

I'll keep looking for Armstrongs - you never know!


ArgyllGran Report 24 Feb 2013 14:22

In 1918 there was a James Armstrong, hackle setter, at 4 Weir Street.
There was also a James Armstrong, labourer, at 42 Weir Street.


ArgyllGran Report 24 Feb 2013 14:48

In 1911 there's a George Armstrong at 30 Weir Street.
Any relation?

Census Years
Wier Street
Residents of a house

Residents of a house 30 in Wier Street (Shankill, Antrim)
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Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Armstrong George 25 Male Head of Family Prespeterian
Armstrong Elizabeth 23 Female Wife Prepestrian
Armstrong William James 2 Male Son Prepestrian
Armstrong Robert Male Son Prepestrian
Wallace Ellen 21 Female Boarder Prepestrian
Bothwell Thomas 28 Male Boarder Church of Ireland
Bothwell Maggie 30 Female Boarder Church of Ireland

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Maura Report 24 Feb 2013 17:40

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