John Armstrong (British Army officer)
|Born||31 March 1674|
|Died||15 April 1742(aged 68)|
In August 1711, during the War of the Spanish Succession, he constructed overnight a large battery of artillery with which the enemy was bombarded furiously and successfully in the morning at the Siege of Bouchain.
He was appointed Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1712 in recognition of his performance at Bouchain. After the Treaty of Utrecht, in Spring 1713, he was appointed one of the Commissioners responsible for overseeing the dismantling of the harbour at Dunkirk.
He married Anna Priscilla Burroughs and together they went on to have five daughters. At least two sources provide a lineage showing him to be the great, great, great nephew of the notorious border reiver Johnnie Armstrong. 
- John Armstrong at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Gretton, G. Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment from 1684 to 1902. p. 426.
- Betham, William. The Baronetage of England, Vol. V. p. 501.
- Burke, John. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, Vol. IV. p. 338.
|Quartermaster-General to the Forces
|Chief Royal Engineer
|Surveyor-General of the Ordnance
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|Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Ireland
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