John Armitage

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John Armitage
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Mitchell
In office
9 December 1961 – 30 November 1963
Preceded by Roy Wheeler
Succeeded by Les Irwin
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Chifley
In office
25 October 1969 – 4 February 1983
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Russ Gorman
Personal details
Born (1920-11-11)11 November 1920
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 13 April 2009(2009-04-13) (aged 88)
Beecroft, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Bank officer
Military service
Allegiance Australia Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Gunner
Unit 35th Heavy Artillery Battery

John Lindsay Armitage OAM (11 November 1920 – 13 April 2009) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he was educated at Sydney Technical High School before undergoing military service from 1942 to 1945.[1] He became a bank officer with the Commonwealth and Reserve Banks before his election to the Australian House of Representatives in 1961, when he defeated Roy Wheeler for the seat of Mitchell, representing the Labor Party. He was defeated by Liberal Les Irwin in 1963, but in 1969 won the new seat of Chifley. He held the position until his retirement in 1983.[2][3]


  1. ^ World War II Nominal Roll
  2. ^ Stephens, Tony (27 April 2009). "'Atom Bomb' was numbers man". Obituaries. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Carr, Adam. "Australian Election Archive". Psephos. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Roy Wheeler
Member for Mitchell
Succeeded by
Les Irwin
Preceded by
new seat
Member for Chifley
Succeeded by
Russ Gorman