ARMITAGE – William 68th Regiment

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NameARMITAGE – William
Regiment (s)68th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 813
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th December 1830 / 18 years 11 months / Leeds Yorkshire England
Shoemaker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7¼ in
Sallow / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 4 months
Jamaica – 3 years 6 months
Canada – 2 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 185 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th June 1852: Date approved no final discharge date or place recorded
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Huddersfield Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1852 Halifax
1852 1st Manchester
1854-1877 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 – Increased to 1/3d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Huddersfield Yorkshire England
Possible Baptism5 Feb 1813 High Street Methodist, Huddersfield
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Possible John ARMITAGE ( Occupation: Mason)
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Possible UNKNOWN Sarah
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CRAIG Eliza
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage18th June 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B 27th June 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
M WORTH James H. 1873 Perth Western Australia
William Henry B 1856 Western Australia
Bp 21 December 1856
D possibly October 1921 Broome Western Australia
Sophia Amelia B 1858 Western Australia
M GRESNEY or GRANEY Thomas 1878 Perth Western Australia
D 24th March 1928 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B 1860
D 23rd November 1881 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Clara Kate B 1862 Perth Western Australia
M McMullen David 1885 Perth Western Australia
D 11th July 1930 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Benjamin Henry B 1865 Western Australia
CAMM Elizabeth 1886 Perth WA (Henry)
D 6th January 1933 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ruth Gertrude B 29 March 1868 Perth Western Australia
Bp 17th April 1868 (Maria Ruth)
M DUFFY William Vincent 1888 Perth Western Australia
D 1st February 1940 Subiaco Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ada Sarah B 24th February1870 Perth Western Australia
M SMITH Howard Bristow 1889 Perth Western Australia
D 13th November 1939 Subiaco Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
George Joseph B 1872 Western Australia
Bp 22 February 1892 Perth WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CRAIG Benjamin
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Perth Lot Y107 Corner Roe, Melbourne and Hardinge streets Perth
3 roods
Title application 17 January 1865 – Title 2053
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Times Tuesday 6th July 1875 page 6 Drunk
Sunday Times 30th October 1921 page 8 Death of William Henry Armitage
The West Australian Monday 26th March 1928 page 1 Death notice of Sophia Amelia Graney
The West Australian Monday 7th January 1933 page 1 Death notice Harry Benjamin Armitage
The West Australian Tuesday 14th November 1939 page 1 Death notice Ada Sarah Smith
The West Australian Friday 2nd February 1940 page 1 Death notice Ruth Duffy
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd September 1877 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western AustraliaCancer of Pylorus
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
7th June 1884 North Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Armitage 813 Private 68th Foot Location Jamaica
1851 As above Location Birr Ireland
Discharge due to being worn out.
William Armitage was a subscriber to the Pensioners’ Benevolent Fund
William Armitage’s 2 roomed brick cottage with shingle roof Lot Y107 was erected at a cost of £47 he agreed to pay the excess over the £15 allowance at a rate of 2/- (two shilling) per day until fully repaid.
William Armitage was listed on the Electoral Roll of Perth 1870 (Inquirer 21 September 1870 p2)