Alick William Armstrong

Welsh Regiment

Personal Details

Born:  The 1939 Register records Alick’s date of birth as 17 Nov 1898, as does his death certificate. The birth of an Alick William Armstrong is registered at Chester during the first quarter of 1899. He was also known as Alec and Alexander; Alick is the spelling of his given name that is most frequently used.

Family: Alick was the youngest child of  Frank and Alice Armstrong. He married Janet Vickers in 1932 in Nantwich and together they had one child, Alick R.

Residence: In 1901 Alick was living with his parents and two siblings at 41 Alfred Street, Monks Coppenhall, Nantwich, Cheshire. Ten years later he was residing with his aunt, uncle, cousins and grandfather at 164 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1919 the address on the absent voters list for an Alec William Armstrong is the same one in Whitchurch. The 1939 register records Alick W living with his wife and a lodger at 75 O’Shaw Street, Crewe, Cheshire.

Employment: In 1939 he was running his own general shop, presumably in Crewe.

Died: His death was registered during the last quarter of 1974 in the Congleton & Crewe area of Cheshire.

Military Details

Regiment: Welsh Regiment

Rank: Not known

Service Number: 83472

Date of Enlistment: Not known

Date of Discharge: After spring 1919

Reason for Discharge: Not known

Medals and Awards

Presumed none (see below)

Other Information: The 3rd battalion remained in UK throughout the war.

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