Armitage, Charlie

Private, Charles Armitage, 7th East Yorkshire Regiment

BORN HULL 1885. SON OF JOHN FREDERICK ARMITAGE & JANE WALMSLEY TURNER, OF 55 ALBION STREET, HULL (HDM ADDRESS 14/06/1917). ONE OF ELEVEN CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED AT 45 CLIFTON TERRACE, DAY STREET (1891 CENSUS); 27 LIDDELL STREET (1901 CENSUS) & 35 WELLSTED STREET (1911 CENSUS). HE WAS UNMARRIED AND WORKED IN A BOOT SHOP. ENLISTED HULL. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT ARRAS ON 23/04/1917, AGED 31. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HDM ON 4/03/1918 & 23/04/1919. HIS FATHER DIED ON 18/01/1924 AGED 75 YEARS. HIS FAMILY GRAVE AT HULL WESTERN CEMETERY RECORDS HIS SON CHARLEY AND ALSO NEPHEW STOKER, TOM ARMITAGE, ROYAL NAVAY, DIED ON 01/05/1917 AND BURIED IN HULL.
HIS FAMILY PLACED THE FOLLOWING MEMORIAL IN THE HDM ON 03/05/1917. ARMITAGE – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Charley Armitage, killed in action April 23rd, 1917/ Fierce and strong the battle raged/Alas! our loved one fell/His Christian sole was not afraid/To take his final breath/He sleeps with British heroes/In the watchful care of God/Day of remembrance, sad to recall/-from the family//


First name:
CHARLIE
Military Number:
33422
Rank:
Private
Date Died
24/04/1917
Place died:
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
31
35 , WELLSTED STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK