Monday, 18 July 2016

George Arthur Armitage 1892 - 1916

George Arthur Armitage
Barnsley Chronicle 16th September 1916
with thanks to Barnsley Archives

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: Northumberland Fusiliers Depot
Service number: 21476
Entered Theatre of War: France 13 July 1915
Awards: The British War Medal, The Victory Medal, The 1915 Star

Death:  5th September 1916 age 24
Buried: Barnsley Cemetery, Barnsley
Grave Reference: C124

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of the late George Armitage and of Ann Armitage (step-mother), of 21, Colliery Buildings, Brierley, Barnsley.

Barnsley, St Mary's Church Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:

Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

From the Barnsley Chronicle 9 September 1916


The death has occurred in Northumberland War Hospital, Newcastle, of Pte. G.A. Armitage, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was wounded on July 5th and died on September 5th. Before enlisting, the deceased worked at Barnsley Main Colliery and resided with his mother at 5, Milton Street, Old Mill Lane, Barnsley. He had previously been wounded in April of this year. The body of the deceased soldier has been brought home and he will be accorded a military funeral at Barnsley Cemetery.

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