Thomas Edward Armitage (1897-1918)

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Thomas Edward Armitage

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, THOMAS EDWARD. Private. No 301964. 2nd Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Linthwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Armitage, Pleasant View, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Worked in the Jovil branch of the Linthwaite Co-operative Society Limited. Attended the Slaithwaite Wesleyan Chapel and Sunday School. Enlisted October 1916. Embarked for France May 1917. Wounded 4.9.1917. Admitted into hospital in Exeter, October 1917, suffering from a gunshot wound on the right side of the chest and the right arm. Pleurisy subsequently set in and in December he underwent an operation on the arm. He improved and was able to go out but collapsed and died, 27.2.1918. As the cause of death was obscure a post-mortem examination was held and this revealed a clot of blood in the pulmonary artery. The cause of death was Pulmonary Embolism due, not to the wounds, but to the length of illness. Buried in LINTHWAITE WESLEYAN METHODIST BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- near East boundary.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Private ARMITAGE
  • regiment: Royal Scots
  • died: Wednesday, February 27, 1918
  • record ID: 2752218