ARMSTRONG FAMILY7 Comments
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Dear me what a sad story..the poor Mum and little ones.
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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Thanks Philip for your diligent searching to find this information.
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.
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.
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