Fred Armitage (c.1897-1915)

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.

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, FRED. Private. No 2459. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Armitage, Cinderhills, Holmfirth. Worked as a piecer at Messrs Woodhead's Mill, Thongsbridge. Enlisted August, 1914. Contracted pneumonia whilst in training and spent periods in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Holmfirth Military Cottage Hospital. Transferred to 2/5th Battalion in training at Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire. Admitted to the Doncaster Royal Infirmary suffering from meningitis. Died 17.6.1915, aged 17 years. Buried with full military honours at St. JOHN'S CHURCHYARD, UPPERTHONG. Grave location:- Row H, Grave 8.
ROH:- Underbank War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission