Friends of Hastings Cemetery
JAMES ALLAN ROSS ARMITAGE, remembered with his wife and sister-
was a school prefect, a member of the XV and Captain of Fives. He left in 1907.
Accepting a commission in the I5th West Yorkshire Regiment he had been promoted Captain when he was recalled from Egypt by the Ministry of Munitions to take charge of the Farnley Iron-
He married Ruth Johnson McLaren in mid-
ARMITAGE. —On the July, at 73, Marina. St. Leonards, Captain James Allan Ross Armitage, son Dr. and Mrs. J. Auriol Armitage, aged 3O.
His wife, Ruth Johnson Armitage, who died in 1966 is interred in the grave, as are the cremated ashes of her sister -
Muriel was born in Whitby, 1901. In 1911 her mother was a widow, resident in Perthshire, but they were apparently visiting probably two older daughters, one of them was Ruth, who later married James Allan Ross Armitage. Muriel died in Hastings in 1967.
FRANK RHODES ARMITAGE was the eldest son of Dr.J. Auriol Armitage of Hastings, and formerly of Wolverhampton. He was born at Edinburgh on July 6, 1883. He entered Laxton House in September 1896 and remained for six years; he was the first of four brothers who were at this house. He was a school prefect, head of his house, and a member of the XI.
In 1902 he went up to Pembroke College, Cambridge (with a Scholarship for Classics) and there studied medicine, proceeding in 1906 to the London Hospital, where he was for some time assistant surgeon to out-
When the war came he joined the R.A.M.C. and was awarded the D.S.O. early in 1917. He was killed in July of the same year. Armitage was a brilliant golfer and a strong cross country runner………
……The Colonel of Captain Armitage's Brigade writes: "It is impossible for me to say how officers, myself, and every N.C.O. and man in the Brigade feel for you in your loss. C.A.' was truly beloved all, and a braver and better man never walked this earth. His pluck, sterling qualities, and energy absolutely endeared 'him to us all and his place can never be filled."……
More on the three Armitage sons killed in World War One at Oundle School site https://oundle-