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Honoring Service: Fallen Veteran Charles Leonard Armstrong, WWI

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Honoring Service - 06 - 2023 - Charles L Armstrong
Charles L Armstrong

Charles Leonard Armstrong was born in Malden, MA on May 20, 1891. His parents, Sarah and Robert Armstrong, were both born in Canada. Charles had two sisters, Elizabeth and Ethel. The family live at 91 Meadow Street in Rye.

Date of Birth: May 20, 1891
Died On: December 29th , 1918
Street Address: 91 Meadow St.
Service Number: 4899255
Branch of Service: U.S. Army

On September 5, 1918, Charles enlisted in Brooklyn, NY. According to his Draft Registration Card, he was single, 26 years old, and worked as a carpenter. He was described as tall with a medium build, blue eyes, and light brown hair. Charles also had two crippled fingers on his left hand.

During his service, Charles served as a private in the 85th Utilities Company of the 21st battalion at Camp Sevier, SC. He utilized his skills as a mechanic and acted as a sergeant overseeing the construction of new buildings.

Unfortunately, Charles died of pneumonia at the Camp Sevier Base Hospital on December 29, 1918. He was laid to rest at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, NY. More on Armstrong.

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