ARMYTAGE Edward Oscar

ORIGINAL AVENUE OF HONOUR NAME PLATE C.1929
Service number 159827

In 1901 Edward was living in Kensington, England.In 1914 Edward was living at “Holm Park”, Beaconsfield. His occupation was given as “Independent means”. Ada Armytage and Edward were cousins. Died on the 13th March 1946 at Surrey, England. Buried in March 1946 at Guildford, Surrey, England

The Daily News (14thMay 1915)

“Among the passengers in transit by the Maloja, this week was Mr Edward Armytage, son of the late Oscar Armytage, of Melbourne, who is travelling to England to join the Officers Training Corps at Harrow preparatory to going to the front.”

The Colac Herald (10thJuly 1916 Winchelsea)

“Word has been received in Winchelsea that Lieutenant Edward Oscar Armytage, of the Black Watch Regiment and the son of the late Mr Oscar Armytage, of Ingleby Station, has been seriously wounded in the recent heavy fighting on the Flanders front.”

The Argus (10thMay 1946) Mr Edward O Armytage.

“The death occurred in England on March 13th of Mr Edward O Armytage, the Timbiens, Bramley, Surrey, England. He was the only son of Oscar F Armytage of Ingleby Station, Winchelsea, Victoria. He was educated at Harrow, and held a commission in the Black Watch and served in France during the First World War. In the Second World War he rejoined this regiment and became a Major serving in Egypt in GHQ. He was at El Alamein before and after the advance. Between the two wars he travelled extensively and while in Egypt he was decorated by the French Government for his interest in the revival of Aramaic Art. He had the distinction of becoming a fellow of the Royal Etymological Society of England before he was 21.”

Name ARMYTAGE, Edward Oscar
Service Number 159827
Rank 2nd Lieutenant, British Army
Roll 3rdBattalion, Royal Highlanders, The Black Watch
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked unknown
City unknown
Ship unknown
Age 23
Birth Place 1893, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Father Oscar Ferdinand Armytage, “Ingleby Station”, Winchelsea, Victoria
Mother Maud Andrew, Guildford, Surrey, England
Religion unknown
Occupation unknown
Residence unknown
Enlisted unknown
Height unknown
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