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ARMSTRONG, Eric McDonald

Born: 1885 04 17
Died: 1940 10 01


ARMSTRONG was born in London England on the 17th April 1885, the eldest son of Robert Mangan Armstrong and his wife Isabel Eugenie nee Chemery.

He employed as a draughtsman in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, Pretoria from November 1902. He was a registered probationer of the Royal Institute of British Architects in Pretoria in 1905.

He went from South Africa to Australia, served in the 7th Light Horse in Gallipoli, transferred to the Australian Artillery and served in France and Flanders. Survived the war, returning to Australia in December 1918. Worked as an architect in Sydney and died 1st October 1940 (fell off a ferry in Sydney harbour and drowned).

This entry has been corrected and updated by David C Armstrong Wilkins, great nephew of Robert Mangan Armstrong.

(CSL Tvl 1904:33)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing ARMSTRONG

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880-1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp