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Robert Mitchell Armitage

In memory of:

Private Robert Mitchell Armitage

August 27, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)


18th Bn.

Additional Information


December 5, 1881
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Son of George and Theoda Armitage, of The Masonic Home; Dousman, Wisconsin.

Commemorated on Page 360 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. C. 11.


Wancourt is a village about 8 kilometres south-east of Arras. It is 2 kilometres south of the main road from Arras to Cambrai. The WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is a short distance south-east of the village just off the D 35 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Letter– France,
May 15th, 1918
Chief Paymaster, Canadian Overseas Forces
Dear Sir,
I have lately heard from my mother who I had heard had died and I would like to have my will changed so as she would receive my personal property and effect in case of my death. I have made no previous will, my will page was taken out . The name of my best friend is Martin Roitier of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Your Obedian [sic] Servant
Pte. Armitage, Robert M.
18th Batt. Can. W.O. Reg. B.E.F.

Contributed by E. Edwards,
  • Will– France, May 15th 1918.
In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effect to my mother, Mrs. Theoda Armitage, Masonic Home, Douseman, Wisconsin, United States.
[Signed] Robert M. Armitage
Private, No. 2355841
18th Canadian Battalion

Contributed by E. Edwards,
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– "Killed in Action" This soldier was instantly killed by an enemy shell, in front of Guemappe.

Contributed by E. Edwards,
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Card showing Private Armitage "next of kin" as he friend Martin Roitier. He was later to learn his mother was alive and wrote the Canadian Paymaster to this effect.

Contributed by E. Edwards,

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