Napier Armit

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: December 1914
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: N/A
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 22.03.1880
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Advocate, Messrs Beveridge, Sutherland & Smith, Lieth
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Armit, 7 Claremont Tce, Edinburgh

  • Father:

    Thomas Napier Armit, 7 Claremont Tce, Edinburgh

  • Siblings:

    Thomas Napier Armit

  • Spouse:

    Jennie Cousin Shepherd, (formerly Armit) Campfield, Glassel, Aberdeenshire

  • Children:

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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