Lieut.Col.  F.A.W Armitage D.S.O

NB: Cross appears to have been moved inside the church as of November 2017.

Location: All Saints Challoch, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 6RB

Details on cross: 

R.I.P

In loving memory of Lieut.Col.  F.A.W Armitage D.S.O

Killed in action 22.4.1918

1st batt. Hampshire

Faded regimental badge on shaft

Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): carved

Cross dimensions (millimetres please)

None obtained.

Other information
Mounting to wall:  In ground outside

Detailing: Celtic cross style

Notes and observations:

ARMITAGE, FRANCIS ARTHUR WILLIAM
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: Commanding 1st Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 22/04/1918
Awards: D S O
Additional information: Son of Arthur Calrow Armitage and Alice Barbara Armitage, of Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire; husband of Eileen P. R. Armitage (nee Day), of Ivy Cottage, Whittington, Lichfield, Staffs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 25.
Cemetery: GONNEHEM BRITISH CEMETERY

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 71952

There is also a plaque to him inside the church.


Survey and photographs courtesy of Paul Goodwin

Date of survey: July 2009