Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: December 1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Captain
- Service Occupation:
- Awards: Military Cross
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
- Place of Death: Bazantin-le-Petit, France
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 04.08.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 6D & 7D
- Date of Birth: 22.03.1880
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Advocate, Messrs Beveridge, Sutherland & Smith, Lieth
Mary Ann Armit, 7 Claremont Tce, Edinburgh
Thomas Napier Armit, 7 Claremont Tce, Edinburgh
Thomas Napier Armit
Jennie Cousin Shepherd, (formerly Armit) Campfield, Glassel, Aberdeenshire
More about Napier Armit
For reasons unknown this man is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour. Napier’s father was a renowned Salvage Engineer who supervised many salvage operations including the recovery of the wreckage of the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster.
Napier is believed to be the brother of Pte Thomas Napier Armit, D.C.M., 107065, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles.
Napier Armit M.C. Captain Royal Scots
Temporary Captain Napier Armit, Royal Scots, for conspicuous gallantry. During the attack his company, acting as carriers, suffered heavily, but, when he could advance no further, he organised isolated parties, consolidated his position, and bombed the enemy from a part of their trench, whence they threatened another small force.
Dundee Courier 21st August 1916
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information, Garry A. Ketchin, Grange Cricket Club and Michael Caldwell
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