John Fitton Armitage (1881-1918)

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.


John Fitton Armitage was born on 15 April 1881, the son of stone mason Darius Armitage and his wife Sarah Ann (née Berry), and was baptised on 6 May 1888 at All Hallows, Kirkburton.

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, JOHN FITTON. Private. No 202151. 1/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Kirkburton. Son of the late Darius and Sarah Ann Armitage. Killed in action, 22.3.1918, aged 37 years. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; commemorated on his parents' headstone in Kirkburton Churchyard.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission