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Regimental number2633
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Harry Armitage c/o Buxton and Co, Butchers, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Morea on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death26
Place of burialNo Known Grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem War Memorial Cemetery, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Reported for duty and taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 July 1916.

Detached to Imperial Camel Corps, 1 September 1916; taken on strength, Imperial Camel Corps, Abbassia, 1 September 1916; marched out to No 3 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 19 September 1916; embarked Alexandria for Matruth, 20 September 1916; attached to No 3 Company, Matruth, 21 September 1916; embarked Matruth for Alexandria, 27 September 1916; attached to Australian Reserve, Imperial Camel Corps, Abbassia, 29 September 1916; marched out to No 3 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 30 September 1916; taken on strength, No 3 Company, 1 October 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Brigade, 11 November 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, El-Arish, 24 January 1917 (ingrown toenail); discharged to duty, 10 February 1917; rejoined unit, El-Arish, 10 February 1917.

Killed in action, Gaza, Palestine, 19 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARMITAGE George

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