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Is this my Grandfather...?


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I'm trying to trace my grandfather's war record, and have little to go on in terms of hard facts being;

  • His full name was Charles Henry Armitage
  • He was born August 2nd 1896 in Brentford
  • He was wounded whilst fighting in France and lost the sight in one of his eyes.
  • Chronic breathing difficulties dogged his life - I believe as a result of being gassed - mean't he moved to Norfolk in 1919.
  • He died in 1971
One other item which I can't list as a fact but which I am pretty sure is fact, is that he once played for Brentford Football club.

I found the attached extract from the "NATIONAL ROLE OF THE GREAT WAR";

I want to try and first confirm this is him, and secondly discover more details relating to his service.

Can anyone help.?

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welcome

there is 1 medal card for this name on ancestry and is due a silver war badge - if you get the roll and the injury matches it could be him

The roll though does match well what you knew...

MIC

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also a SWB chap

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Was his mother Harriet of 38 Netley Road?

If so, he was the one Jane found. 11582 Middlesex and 177764 Labour Corps.

Some service papers are available on Ancestry:

Age 19 on enlistment in 1915 (matches your info, born 1896).

Discharged 9.10.1917 to 11 George St (or 32 Pottery Rd), Brentford. (Do these addresses mean anything to you?)

Disability: Shrapnel wound, left eye removed. Due to A[ctive] S[service].

Drop me a PM if you want these documents.

Adrian

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Oooh well done Adrian , I made the mistake of only looking under Pension Records assuming his record would be in there.

Jane

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never assume where ancestry are concerned

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Hi Adrian

That was fast...!

Yes, his mother's name was Harriet but the address means nothing to me but that's no surprise.

I'd like to get more information for sure, what's PM....?

Thanks

Ken

Was his mother Harriet of 38 Netley Road?

If so, he was the one Jane found. 11582 Middlesex and 177764 Labour Corps.

Some service papers are available on Ancestry:

Age 19 on enlistment in 1915 (matches your info, born 1896).

Discharged 9.10.1917 to 11 George St (or 32 Pottery Rd), Brentford. (Do these addresses mean anything to you?)

Disability: Shrapnel wound, left eye removed. Due to A[ctive] S[service].

Drop me a PM if you want these documents.

Adrian

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what's PM....?

Ken

PM is Personal Message, click on the member's name to the left of the post, you'll get a drop down menu and it's "Send Message".

What's a SWB chap...?

SWB = Silver War Badge, issued to soldiers discharged from the service for a number of reasons, wounds and sickness being the majority.

Regards

Steve

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Eventually found them in 1901 - I think Charley Armitage aged 4 born Brentford Middx living with parents Harriett and George 20 Ealing Rd Brentford.

Jane

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