“I have such a lot to tell you and if only time would permit I could sit down and write a book about all I have seen since I left dear old England.”Frank Holmes Armitage was a prolific letter writer during the war and fortunately for us, his parents passed on several of his descriptions of his experiences to the local paper so we can still read them today.These are not battle scenes but mainly the impressions of a young man seeing parts of the world he had never imagined visitingRather than cram them all on to one page, you can read the individual pieces via the links on he right
Pte Armitage joined the RAMC in January and was trained at Leeds and Aldershot.He is of the ‘old boys’ of the Shipley Church Lads’ Brigade and whilst camping at Bridlington in June 1911 he had the honour of being one of the four sergeants sent to London to represent the CLV at the King’s Coronation.
Frank gets nursing duties aboard Hospital Ship Delta
Frank takes a moment to appreciate his surroundings
Posted to German East Africa and exotic surroundings