Sir Cecil Hamilton Armitage

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Sir Cecil Hamilton Armitage

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1930
6 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (173 mm x 122 mm)
Commissioned, 1930
Photographs Collection
NPG x163656

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  • Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 18527 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Gandhi leads the Salt March. The march to the coast was a direct protest against the British monopoly on the sale of salt and inspired hordes of Indians to follow him and adopt his methods of Satyagraha (non-violent resistance to the British rule of India).
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Philip Miles

19 July 2017, 08:00

Sir Cecil Armitage was born on 8th October 1869 and died on 10th March 1933. He was a Captain in the 3rd Batallion, South Wales Borderers and fought in the Ashanti Wars of 1895/6. He joined the Colonial Service, ending as Governor of the Gambia from 1920 where he established the Department of Agiculture and founded the Armitage School. He retired to England in 1927.