Richard Armstrong

Mrs. Armstrong, of Liverpool Road, Maghull, received official intimation that her husband, Corporal R. Armstrong, was killed in action on June 16th at Ypres. Mrs. Armstrong’s brother is in the same regiment, and he says that Corporal Armstrong was killed instantly by a shell, and that only one man of that section escaped. Prior to the war Corporal Armstrong was a member of the Southport Company of the National Reserve and at the outbreak of hostilities, he re-joined the Lancashire Fusiliers, with whom he had previously served in Egypt. Later he was transferred to the South Lancashire Regiment, and went with them to France on Good Friday 1915. Richard was the first Maghull man to fall in the war. He left a wife and three children.