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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Armstrong, Thomas

18, Bedford Street, West Hartlepool

Died of illness at the Royal Navy shore base HMS Pembroke, Chatham. Royal Naval Reserve. Service No.831ST.

Thomas was born in Sunderland on March 14th, 1866, to parents Thomas (a Blacksmith), and Isabella Armstrong, both from Sunderland.
The 1871 Census shows Thomas (now aged 5), living at No.32, Warren Street, Hartlepool, with his parents and 3-year old sister Mary Ann. Also in the house at this time are two Boarders, Thomas Horton(?), an Ironworks Labourer, aged 59, and Ann Stevenson, aged 64.

Thomas' mother, then living at No.3, Tyne Street, Hartlepool, is listed as the Relative Notified of his death, and Thomas was laid to rest at Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery.