Armitage, Harold Edwin Salisbury (known as Rollo) (Captain, b.1894 - d.1917

Collection ID 1DRL/0053
Collection type Private Record
Title Armitage, Harold Edwin Salisbury (known as Rollo) (Captain, b.1894 - d.1917
Measurement 3 wallets: 3 cms
Object type Letters
Maker Armitage, Harold Edwin Salisbury
Place made Ceylon: Colombo
Date made 1915-1927

Collection relating to the First World War service of Captain Harold Edwin Salisbury Armitage, 10 Battalion and 50 Battalion, Egypt, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1917. Collection consists of three letterbooks with carbon copies of transcriptions of letters written by Armitage to his parents. The books seem to have been compiled by his parents from the letters they received. They cover Australia to Gallipoli, 20 April to 24 November 1915; Lemnos, Egypt, Sinai, 2 December 1915 to 4 June 1916; and the Mediterranean trip and France, June 1916 to April 1917. Also included is a sheet of biographical notes relating to Armitage. The collection is notable for its lengthy description of Armitage's experience of the 50th battalion's attack on Mouquet Farm, between 13 and 15 August 1916. Armitage was killed in action on 3 April 1917 in France.