Photograph courtesy of Trinity College, Dublin – digitalcollections.tcd.ie/concern/works/0g354h26w?locale=en


Born: 1889, Strood, Kent.

Died: 22nd August 1915; age: 25; KiA at Poperinghe while attending a wounded soldier.

James had just paid a professional visit and stayed for tea with a colleague of a Chaplain to forces Rev. C.E. Doudrey. The Chaplain then rode him back on the carrier of his motorcycle. Shrapnel began to come over, and James was called to tend a wounded man. He went immediately and was hit himself. James died within the hour, never having regained consciousness.  

Residence: Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.

Volunteered on the outbreak of war – commission in Royal Army Medical Corps – 15th August 1914 – temporary Captain – April 1915.

Served for some months at base hospitals, saw service at White Chateau and the Battle of Hooge at the Advanced Field Ambulance. Was attached after Christmas, to the 2nd Durham Light Infantry, as Medical Officer.


Rank: Captain/Medical Officer.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, attached Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Hop Store Cemetery,


West Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Elizabeth Anne Armstrong wife of James Noble Armstrong J.P., of Elmstead House, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.




1891   2, Salisbury Villa, St. Mary’s Road, Frindsbury, Kent.


James was a year old and living with his father.

James Noble Armstrong, 41, an Inland Revenue Officer, born County Monaghan, Ireland.

1 general domestic servant.


1901   17, Dents Road, Battersea, London.


James was 11 years old and living with his parents.

James, 51, an Inspector of Excise.

Elizabeth Anne Armstrong (nee Craig), 46, born Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   Stapleton Place, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.


James was 21 years old, a Medical Student. He was living with his parents.

James, 61, a Collector of Customs & Excise.

Elizabeth, 54.

1 general domestic servant.

The family could all read & write.


James attended Ipswich School, entered 1902 and Trinity College, Dublin, where he obtained a senior moderatorship in natural science, with a gold medal.


James is remembered on Ipswich School memorial.


Probate to Elizabeth Anne Armstrong – mother.


Ipswich School archives

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