Allen Armitage (1897-1916)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Allen Armitage — sometimes spelt "Allan" in later records — was born in Meltham, the son of wool & thread bobbin turner John Armitage and his wife Clara.
By 1911 he was working as cotton piecer and the family was living at Mill Moor.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- ARMITAGE, ALLAN. Private. No 28503. 23rd (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Meltham. Son of John and Clara Armitage, Mill Moor, Meltham. Attended Meltham Wesleyan Church, was a Sunday School teacher there and a Band of Hope worker. Enlisted April, 1916, and embarked for France 10.8.1916. Killed in action, 27.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 4.
- ROH:- St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private ALLAN ARMITAGE
- regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
- died: Wednesday, September 27, 1916
- age: 19 years
- record ID: 58305
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #58305)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #657791)