Private Leo C Armstrong

28 May 1923 - 20 Aug 1944

  • CVSM with Clasp Ribbon

Leo Campbell Armstrong was the son of Charles VanNamee and Jennifer Geneva Armstrong, he enlisted in 2nd Battalion New Brunswick Rangers on 31 June 1942 and volunteered for airborne forces.

He was 5' 9", 160 Ibs, brown eyes, light brown hair, 20/20 vision.

Pte Armstrong successfully completed his parachute training at RAF Ringway, England, on course number 80, from 30 August to 9 September 1943, and was posted to A Company, 1st Canadian Parachute Bn. and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Armstrong was killed in action on 20 August 1944, aged 21, and was given a field burial at Le Bourg. He was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery on 4 June 1945.

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