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Nipigon Police Honour Roll
July, about 103 years ago...
July 18th, 1919
DETAILS: George was born in Ireland in 1889. He immigrated to Canada in 1912 where he joined the Canadian Pacific Railway Police as a Constable. He later resigned to answer the call to war in 1916. He returned to Canada and settled in Thunder Bay before leaving the Military in 1919. It was then that he became the Village Constable in Nipigon. On July 18th, 1919, George was investigating a Break and Enter when he was ambushed and shot along the Canadian Pacific rail line west of Nipigon. Constable Armstrong was 29 years of age and single at the time of his death.