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Armstrong, Charles (?–1838)

Death of Lieut. Armstrong, of H.M. 21st Regiment. — This much esteemed young officer died at the Vasse on the 26th ultimo, after a short illness, which was brought on by exposure in the bush, in the exercise of his official duty. The following is a copy of a general order issued by the Commandant, Major Irwin, announcing the event:

Head Quarters, Perth, Western Australia,
September 4, 1838.
General Order.

It is with sincere regret that the Commandant has to announce to the Troops serving in this Colony, the loss sustained by the Public Service in the death of an intelligent and promising young Officer, Lieutenant C. [Charles] F. Armstrong, of Her Majesty's 21st, or Royal North British Fusileers. This lamented event took place on the 26th ultimo at the Vasse, and was occasioned by exposure in the bush in the late inclement weather, while engaged in the zealous discharge of duty.
(Signed) F. C. Irwin,
Major and Commandant.

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'Armstrong, Charles (?–1838)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/armstrong-charles-16765/text28661, accessed 25 May 2019.

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