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:
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)
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.
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
Photos below from November 2017, cross removed. Courtesy Mark Ratcliff.