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Arras France On his return Pat’s brigade marched from Sus-Saint-Leger through Beaudricourt, Warluzel, Bavincourt and Humbercamp to get into position for the Battle of Arras on 9th April.
Boulogne-sur-Mer France In week 140 Ione moved to Boulogne-sur-Mer to work in a canteen there.
Hesdin France Pat travelled to the staff school in Hesdin on 17th February and managed to visit Ione in Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Étaples France On the 22nd of January Ione moved to France to volunteer in Angela Forbe’s canteen in Étaples.
Acheux France By the time he returned to France in January Pat had lost out on his position as Brigade Major to the 86th Brigade.
Folkestone Kent, UK Week 132 saw Captain Marcus Beresford Armstrong came over from Ireland to meet Pat’s fiancée Irene Wills.
Badminton UK On the 21st of December, Pat went hunting in Badminton.
Folkestone Kent, UK To nurse his injured hand, Pat came home unexpectedly on December 4th.
Acheux France Pat returned to Achieux on 9th October, missing his friend Algie’s wedding by just two days.
Folkestone Kent, UK Pat arrived home again on September 28th on leave. During his visit he became secretly engaged to Irene Wills.
Ypres Belgium Pat is stationed near Ypres.
Acheux France Pat leaves again on the 24th May following his visit home.
Moyaliffe Ireland The Armstrongs return home to witness Summer Time coming into practice on 19th May 1916.
Eaton Square London, UK Pat arrives home to be best man at his friend Vaughan Stoke's wedding to Marion Curteis in London.
Acheux France Another week, another billet. Pat moves to Acheux on 3rd April.
Beauquesne France Pat arrives gets fixed up in very comfortable billet on 31st March.
Marseille France On 21st March 2016, Pat returns to France.
Port Said Egypt Pat travels to Port Said on 14th March en route back to France.
Suez Egypt By week 89 Pat is back in Egypt.
Malta Mediterranean Sea Pat lands in Malta on 28th February on his way back to Egypt.

Gallipoli 1915-1916

Folkestone Kent Pat arrives home to his family in Folkestone, Kent on 10th February 1916.
Port Said Egypt Pat Armstrong left Port Said on 3rd February 1916
Mudros Greece On Sunday 9th January, Pat evacuated Helles on board the H.M.S. Staunch bound for Mudros
Gallipoli Peninsula Turkey Pat arrives in Gallipoli on 24th June 1915 just in time for the the Battle of Gully Ravine.
Lemnos Greece Pat arrived at Mudros, Lemnos on Sunday 20th June on his journey to Gallipoli.
Port Said Egypt Pat arrives on the S.S. Elephanta into Port Said, Egypt on 11th June 1915
Marseilles France Pat leaves Marseilles for Gallipoli on the 6th June 1915 on board the SS Elephanta.

Western Front 1914-1915

Wormhoudt France Leaving Poperinge in week 44 General de Lisle "didn’t like arrangements" in Esquelbecq so they moved on to Wormhoudt, "a better billeting area for the troops".
Poperinge Belgium During Week 43 Pat is in Poperinge where he hears of the use of chlorine gas by the Germans.
Ypres Belgium Now in Ypres, Pat visits the graves of three of his fellow officers who had fallen in the First Battle of Ypres on 1st March 1915.
Clodagh House Folkestone, UK The Armstrong women moved to a house in Grimston Gardens, Folkestone at the beginning of February 1915.
Folkestone Kent, UK Pat returns home for a week on the 19th January 1915
Le Nieppe France 1914 ends with Pat in Le Nieppe, feeling ill following his inoculation against typhoid fever.
Brielen Belgium By week 21 Pat was staying in Brielen, just outside Ypres in Belgium.
Saint Jans Cappel Northern France Pat is in Saint Jans Cappel by week 20 where he had a close call with some black marias.
Neuve-Eglise Belgium Pat stayed here in Week 17 where, because "news came in that nothing was doing", several of his group went out shooting pheasants.
Chateau de Ploegsteert Belgium Pat was here at the end of Week 16 and said that he "expected we might be shelled out of this chateau"
Aubvillers France During Week 15 Pat was billeting in a "very nice chateau" with a room to himself, in Aubvillers, France.
Oeuilly France On 13th September 1914 Pat billeted in a chateau at Oeuilly which "was in an awful mess".
Jouy-le-Châtel France Pat arrived in Jouy-le-Châtel late on Sunday 6th September.
Savy France Pat arrives in Savy on the 28th August 1914 as the BEF retreat from the Battle of the Mons.
Thulin Belgium Pat arrives in Thulin on the 23rd August 1914 in preparation for the Battle of Mons.
Boulogne-Sur-Mer France Pat arrives in Boulogne on the 16th August 1914 with the 2nd Cavalry Brigade, made up of men from the cavalry regiments of 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers and 18th (Queen Mary’s Own) Hussars.
Netheravon Netheravon, Wiltshire, UK At the start of the war Pat was at the Cavalry School in Netheravon.
Folkestone Folkestone, Kent, UK

At the start of the war, Mrs Armstrong and her three daughters were living in a boarding house at 14 Trinity Crescent, Folkestone. Image courtesy of Kent County Council, Folkestone Library.

Moyaliffe Castle Moyaliffe, Co. Tipperary, Ireland In 1914, when the war broke out, Captain M.B. Armstrong was living at Moyaliffe Castle on his own. Pat was at war and Mrs Armstrong and her daughters were in Folkestone, Kent.

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