DOB: 10 March 1883
Died: 2 June 1954
MFC Debut: Round 1, 1913 against Collingwood at MCG
Last Game: Round 12, 1919 against Richmond at Punt Road
From: South Yarra/Geelong
Games: 30 (45 total)
Goals: 1 (4 total)
"Bud" Armstrong was cleared by Geelong in April 1913 after 15 games played two seasons as a backman with Melbourne and was a regular before his career was interrupted by the First World War. He enlisted in October 1914, fought in Africa and survived the conflict.
In 1919 with the club on its knees after resuming play at the conclusion of the war, Armstrong recognised their desperate situation and returned for three games aged 36. He was cleared to a club in NSW before the 1920 season, presumably as coach.
Also played district cricket with St Kilda.
Players who served during war
Players without photos
There is reference to a 1913 Ben Armstrong, who may be the same man.
Argus - 24/04/1913
Argus - 26/02/1915
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