ARMSTRONG, Herbert Benjamin John

1878 - 1955

Born Brome, Hartismere, Suffolk on 15 October 1878, eldest child of Revd Benjamin John Armstrong (18 October 1850-1 March 1924), then curate at Brome, and his wife Mary Pierce née Bell, who married at Great Snoring, Norfolk on 18 April 1876. Herbert matriculated at Selwyn College, Cambridge on 1 October 1897, ordained priest in 1902 and was curate at Rowbarton, Somerset 1901-1909, at Lowestoft, Suffolk 1909-1916, vicar of St James with Pockthorpe, Norfolk 1916-1922 of West Hampstead, Middlesex 1922-1930 and rector of Thorpe Episcopi, Norfolk from 1930. He married at Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1931, Ruth Fonnereau Lillingston (6 June 1909-1986) and in 1939 were living at The Vicarage, St Margaret's Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk with their children. In 1933 he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich a watercolour 'Scottish Drifters in Yarmouth, November'. He died at North Walsham, Norfolk in 1955. Editor of his grandfather's 'Armstrong's Norfolk Diary' (1949)