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Lt Col Armitage, Challoch

 
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spoons



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Lt Col Armitage, Challoch Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location, in Challoch (Episcopal) church churchyard at OS Map Ref NX 385 675

This is an original WW1 battlefield cross that has been placed in the churchyard as a memorial.

Name: ARMITAGE, FRANCIS ARTHUR WILLIAM
Initials: F A W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: Commanding 1st Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 22/04/1918
Awards: D S O
Additional information: Son of Arthur Calrow Armitage and Alice Barbara Armitage, of Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire; husband of Eileen P. R. Armitage (nee Day), of Ivy Cottage, Whittington, Lichfield, Staffs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 25.
Cemetery: GONNEHEM BRITISH CEMETERY



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stuartn



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 71952
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wigtownshire Free Press (3/5/1918): Major (Acting Lieutenant-Colonel) FAW Armitage DSO (killed) was the younger son of Mr and Mrs Arthur C Armitage of Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart. Choosing the Army as a profession, he was gazetted to the West Yorkshire Regiment, October 2, taking part in an expedition to the North West Frontier, for which he received the medal. He was gazetted Captain on February 11, 1911. He served in France since December 1914, and was appointed Adjutant to the regiment on June 27 1915, served as Temporary Major, Duke of Wellington's Own, at the battle of the Somme, and was promoted Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, August 22 1916. He was four times mentioned in despatches, and was wounded in January 1916, and again in September 1917.
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