Sergeant Joseph Armstrong

Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Name Armstrong, Joseph
Initials J.
Nationality Great-Britain
Rank Sergeant - Flight engineer 
Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit 75 Squadron
Age 40
Date of death 21-07-1944
Service no 1684332
Additional information Son of John Joseph and Annie Armstrong, from Bradford, Yorkshire.
Husband of Annie Armstrong, from Bradford.
Cemetery Jonkerbos War Cemetery - Nijmegen
Grave Reference: 12. J. 1.

Text on grave:

There's some corner
on a foreign field
that is forever England

These are lines from the poem:

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this is of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

(Lieutenant Rupert Brooke Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division
Died 23rd April 1915 Aged 27 )