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John Bertram Armstrong (born in Wolverhampton in 1886) and Frank Hugh Armstrong (born in Wolverhampton in 1894) were two of the sons of John Sutton and Elizabeth Armstrong. In 1901, Frank is with their parents at 19 All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, along with their siblings George B., Katie, and Walter Ernest. John, however, appears to be staying with grandparents. In 1911, they were living at 2 Worcester Place, Penn Road, Wolverhampton. John Bertram was a bootmaker and Frank Hugh a printer.

Both John and Frank were listed in the Midland Counties Express on 5 September 1914 amongst the men “Willing to Join” the Special Service Companies. I have been unable to find much about John’s service, other than a John Bertram Armstrong listed on the WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps (number 91818). This is presumably the same man. Similiarly in the case of Frank, there is a Frank H. Armstrong who service first with the Army Service Corps (number S4/064604) and then with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps (number A/201874).

I have not been able to trace further information about John. Frank married Dora Sixsmith in Walsall in 1929. He died in Wolverhampton in 1971.

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