Robert was aged 38 when he was discharged and his height was 5 foot 10.5 inches. His total army service was 21 years and 331 days.
Robert died on 22 Nov 1953 aged 79. Probate records show that his address was 50 Dumbarton Street, Walton, Liverpool and that he died at Kirkdale Homes, Liverpool. Administration of his estate (£712) was granted to his wife, Sarah, who died in 1955, also aged 79.
Henry Maclachlan Armitage (Robert's eldest son) was a Sergeant in the Royal Signals Regiment in World War 2. He was captured on 29 April 1941 and held as a prisoner of war at the Wolfsburg Camp (Stalag XVIII A, Lienz) in Austria. He died in 1980 aged 80.
Ellena, Robert's daughter, married George Matthews in 1926 in Liverpool. They had four sons and two daughters. She died in 1977 aged 72.
Robert’s son, John James William Armitage, a gunner in the Royal Artillery, died in 1941 aged 34. More information about his life is in my article about him on this blog.
Edward Robert Armitage, Robert's son by his second wife, married Vida Florence Cratchley in 1942 in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He died in 1990 aged 77.