Thomas Acheson ARMSTRONG

33rd Infantry Battalion AIF


Killed in Action, 12 October 1917, Passchendaele, Belgium.

Biographical Details

Born: 9 July 1891 at Mackay, QLD, Australia.

Father: Robert ARMSTRONG

Mother: Elizabeth Sarah Thompson MADILL.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Townsville Grammar School, QLD; Sydney University

Occupation: University Student


Service and Enlistment Details  

Enlisted on 16 March 1916.

Address at Enlistment: University of Sydney, NSW.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

4 May 1916 with 33rd  Battalion, C Company at Sydney, NSW on Ship H.M.A.T. A74 "Marathon".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on

12 October  1917 while serving with 33rd  Battalion at Flanders, Belgium at the age of 26 years.

Burial place: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Father, R. Armstrong, Boldon, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Commemorative Details  

Panel 121 , Australian War Memorial;

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium,

Panel No: 23;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;

Marian Community Hall Honour Board;  

St. Stephens Church, Mirani;

Walkerston Pioneer Memorial Hall Honour Board.  


The Armstrong family lived on a farm between Marian and Mirani. The family arranged for a memorial in the form of a tablet of black polished stone which was placed behind the alter in St. James Church in Anzac Avenue, Marian.  The church was no longer in use by 1991 and the memorial was relocated to St. Stephens Uniting Church in Mirani. It has registered on the Queensland Heritage Register and is noted as being rare in being a privately erected memorial.

Other Sources:  

NQ Register, 14 January, 1918.



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