Willie Armitage (1894-1918)

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.

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, WILLIE. Private. No 25449. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Born 12.9.1894 at Battyeford, Mirfield. Son of Albert and Jessie Armitage. Educated at St. Saviour's School, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, and Christ Church School, Moldgreen. Lived 68 Storths, Moldgreen. Worked as a cotton piecer. Enlisted November 1915. Captured by the Germans and died as a Prisoner of War, 21.10.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 9.
ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission