|Sir Clement Armitage|
General Sir Clement Armitage
12 December 1881|
|Died||15 December 1973
|Years of service||1901 - 1942|
General Sir (Charles) Clement Armitage, KCB, CMG, DSO (12 December 1881 - 15 December 1973) was a British Army officer who commanded 1st Infantry Division shortly before World War II. The son of Charles Ingram Armitage, he was born in Honley, West Yorkshire.
Armitage was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1901 and fought in the Second Boer War and then World War I serving in France and Belgium. He was appointed Chief Gunnery Instructor at the School of Artillery in 1925, Commandant of the School of Artillery in 1927 and Commander of 7th Infantry Brigade in 1929. He went on to be Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley in 1934, General Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Division in 1936 and Master General of the Ordnance in India in 1938 in which role he served in World War II before retiring in 1942.
|Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley
|General Officer Commanding the 1st Infantry Division