Armitage, James Ramsay (Lieutenant, b.1899 - d.1999)

Accession Number PR00420
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 Item
Object type Memoir
Maker Armitage, James Ramsay
Date made 1917-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 94/0608
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.
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Typed copy of a memoir by Gunner (later Lieutenant) James Ramsay Armitage recording enlistment and training and active service in France. Details the work of a gun crew and care of horse and wagon lines, casualties, living in dug-outs, and role of an Artillery Battery in the open warfare after the August 1918 offensive. Many entries describe the confusion and devastation during the final months of the war.