Biography

Birth date: 1885
Birth place: Australia: South Australia
Death date: 1961
Death place: Australia: South Australia
Final rank: Captain
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 14 September 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Adelaide

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Private Record (1)

Armitage, Harold Edwin Salisbury (known as Rollo) (Captain, b.1894 - d.1917) 1DRL/0053

Photograph

P04366.002

An AIF recruiting lantern slide featuring a portrait of cricketer Gordon Cathcart Campbell. the text on the slide reads " The South Australian cricketer scored a Military Cross. Keep up the Good Name of Sportsmen!" Campbell embarked as a lieutenant with the 10th Battalion on 14 September 1915. He...

P04366.002

Private Record

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

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...

1DRL/0053

Timeline

Date of birth 1885
Date of embarkation 1915-09-14
Other 1916-09-25 - 1916-09-28 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-06
Date of honour or award 1917-01-07 Awarded the Military Cross.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-01-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-07
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-21
Date of honour or award 1917-11-19 Awarded the Bar to the Military Cross.
Date returned to Australia 1919-03-16
Date of death 1961