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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918



Amateur Steeple Rider, Lieut L F

Armstrong, now en route for the

Front.  Winner 13 Sep 1916.


Armstrong L  2nd Lt        Louis Frederick   6 Inf Bn    28    Vet meat inspector    Single    C of E         

Address: Ascot Vale, The Parade, 65    

Embarkation: Armstrong, E, Mrs, mother, 76 The Parade, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted: 16 Jul 1917        

Embarkation: A71 Nestor 2 Oct 1916          



G. A. Wheatley is now acting as staff sergeant-major in France, and his brother Horace is with him as a corporal. Other Essendonians include Lieutenant A. J. May (now en route for the front), L. Armstrong (expecting to leave shortly), and  F. H. Wickham, the hurdler, who has  gained his captaincy.


AMATEUR ATHLETICS. (1916, October 14). The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), p. 23.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140700364




"A most expensive little town," says L. Armstrong, of the Essendon Harriers when speaking of the hub of the universe. Lieut. Armstrong (writes Mr A. S. Howcroft) arrived in England late in November, and at the moment of writing (Dec. 15) reports that up till then he had not been able to get warm. The Essendon runner was second to Russell Watson at St. Kilda, in 1912, when the latter put up the fastest time yet made in Australasia over the half mile. Now, however, shorter distances suffice, and an officers' 75 yards race at South Africa, on the voyage home was, Armstrong found, quite far enough.   


ATHLETES. (1917, January 31). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 14, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154547455



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Ascot Vale Methodist Church

Moonee Ponds West State School                                                                                        

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours                        

Welcome Home 7 Nov 1918

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