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Armstrong Family WW2 Disaster
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Photograph of the ARMSTRONG family who perished at sea involving a U boat as they were returning to Wigan. Does anyone have any more details of this tragic event?

Comment by: Maureen on 14th November 2018 at 11:18

Dear me what a sad story..the poor Mum and little ones.

Comment by: Philip G. on 14th November 2018 at 16:19

Mrs Armstrong and her children had been onboard 'The Yorkshire', having been sent home from India by her husband Company Sergeant Major Horace Armstrong, at the outbreak of War. Young Kenneth had been the only survivor.
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Comment by: RON HUNT on 14th November 2018 at 16:56

Thanks Philip for your diligent searching to find this information.

Comment by: steve on 13th December 2018 at 10:19

The Yoekshire was hi t by two torpedoes at 16:31 hours on 17th oct 1939. Killing 24 crew members and 33 passengers. 105 crew and 118 passengers survived they was picked up by the American ship Independence Hall and landed at Bordeaux on the 20th Oct 1939.

Comment by: Eileen Walsh on 12th April 2019 at 20:16

Mrs. Margaret Armstrong and two of her children Annie 4 years and Joyce 3 years died on the Yorkshire. Her other two children Kenneth and Hazel were rescued.

Comment by: Keeley Javens Powis on 31st July 2019 at 22:56

Hi, I believe that Kenneth is my grandad (Peter Armstrong)'s father and was wondering if anyone had anymore information about this family as he has nothing about his fathers side. Would be grateful for any information you can share

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