28 March 1918 Pte George Armstrong

Born in Hawick, Roxborough 18 March 1892. 

Parents Richard (a Tweed Packer) and Jane (née Riddell) of 8 Wellington St, Hawick the youngest of five children. 

Educated at Buccleuch Public School, Hawick.

Before the war he worked as a Tweed Warehouseman at Messers Scott Bros, woollen manufacturers. 

1 June 1915 he joined the Lothian and Border Horse.

George served in France from 26 March 1916 and in August 1917 transferred to the Royal Scots. He was unmarried.

Pte George Armstrong No. 270778 17th (Service) Bn, The Royal Scots (Lothian Regt)

KIA 28 March 1918.

He was 26 years of age and single. 

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Sources: Du Ruvigny’s, Hawick History, The Western Front Association Pension Records on Fold3 by Ancestry, Hawick News and Border Chronicle 12 April 1918, Scottish Census Record 1901.