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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland. He was the son of Herbert William Armstrong a Mineral Water Carter, born 1859 in Thurlaston, Leicestershire and his wife Caroline, born 1859 in West Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire. Walter was a Plumber and was born in 1885 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, his siblings were George, born 1888, Fred, born 1890, Ethel, born 1892, Clara, born 1896, Sarah, born 1898 and Hannah, born 1900, all his siblings were born in Loughborough, Leicestershire. In March 1901 the family home was at 6, Duke Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire. In April 1911 Walter was employed as a Grocers Warehouse Porter and was residing in the family home at 4, Fennel Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire with his wife Emily Mary Elizabeth, born 1887 in Stowe, Northamptonshire and their son Herbert James, born 1911 in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Walter died of pneumonia.
- Conflict - World War I
- Burial Place - Xlix A 15, Etaples Military Cemetery
- Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower
- Unit - Royal Garrison Artillery
- Cause of death - DIED
- Burial Commemoration - Etaples Mil. Cem., Pas de Calais, France, Grave Ref: Xlix. A. 15.
- Born - Loughborough, Leics
- Enlisted - Loughborough, Leics
- Place of Residence - 5A Fennel Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
- Memorial - CARILLON TOWER MEM., LOUGHBOROUGH, LEICS