Reginald Montague ARMITAGE

ARMITAGE, Reginald Montague

Service Number: 219
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Puttalam, Ceylon, 1891
Home Town: Burnie, Burnie, Tasmania
Schooling: Modern School, Bedford, UK & Wellington Square School, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 11 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Burnie War Memorial, Launceston Cenotaph, Tasmanian Amateur Athletics Association, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), 219, 3rd Field Ambulance, Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Corporal, 219, 3rd Field Ambulance
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Corporal, 219, 3rd Field Ambulance, HMAT Katuna, Hobart
11 Apr 1917: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Reginald Montague ARMITAGE was born in Puttalam, Ceylond in 1891

His parents were Henry (Harry) Percy Cairns ARMITAGE & Lily Maud ROBERTSON

He enlisted in Pontville, Tasmania on 28th August, 1914 and embarked from Hobart on the HMAT Katuna on 20th October, 1914 with the 3rd Field Ambulance

He later transferred to the 47th Infantry Battalion & obtained the rank of Second Lieutenant

Reginald was Killed in Action in France on 11th April, 1917 - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

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