Outdoor portrait of Captain (Capt) Harold Edwin Salisbury Armitage, 50th Battalion from Millicent, South Australia. A 20 year old Adelaide University student prior to being appointed a Second ...
ID numberP09291.100
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
DescriptionOutdoor portrait of Captain (Capt) Harold Edwin Salisbury Armitage, 50th Battalion from Millicent, South Australia. A 20 year old Adelaide University student prior to being appointed a Second Lieutenant on 24 March 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 5th Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion from Adelaide on 20 April 1915 aboard HMAT Hororata. He joined the 10th Battalion at Gallipoli on 2 June 1915 and while serving there was promoted to Lieutenant. After the 10th Battalion returned to Egypt, he transferred to the 50th Battalion and was promoted to Captain before moving on to France in June 1916. Capt Armitage was killed in action on 3 April 1917 and buried in the Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France.