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Authorised form of nameArmstrong; Robert Young (1839 - 1894)
SurnameArmstrong
ForenamesRobert Young
Dates1839 - 1894
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Calry, County Sligo, Ireland (19 September 1839)
Death:
Prospect House, Omeath, Ireland (01 November 1894)
Burial Place:
Mount Jerome Cemetery, Ireland
ActivityEducation:
Trinity College, Dublin
Career:
Obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers (1858); served in Canada (1863-1868); Instructor in signalling, Chatham; Instructor in Telegraphy (1871); Major (1879); Electrical adviser to the Borad of Trade (1883); Instructor of Submarine Defence, War Office (1884); Lieutenant Colonel (by 1889); Colonel (1890); retired (1892)
Honours:
CB 1891
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/06/1892
RelationshipsSon of Rev William Armstrong and his wife Cassandra Maria, daughter of John Young of Castlerea, Roscommon
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1894-1895 vol 57 pp xxii-xxiv signed by P A M
Royal Society codeNA2853
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1892/08Armstrong, Robert Young: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/10/355Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons12 November 1894
NLB/10/338Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], Fellow of the Royal Society10 November 1894
NLB/10/524Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster11 December 1894
NLB/7/57Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrisons18 November 1892
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