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Charles N L Armytage

Cambridge University Boat Club (UK)

Charles Norman Learmonth Armytage started his rowing at Geelong Grammar School where he was Captain of Boats in 1876. Interestingly he did not race in the 1876 crew, having to withdraw due to a bereavement in the family.

He studies at Jesus College at Cambridge and raced in 1880 Cambridge crew in The Boat Race which lost to Oxford. His cousin George raced in 1874 Boat Race, also for Cambridge.

The following obituary appeared in The Argus on Monday 10th August 1942, page 3.

Well known in sporting circles and a pioneer pastorallst, Mr Charles Norman Learmonth Armytage died yesterday at Alta Vista, Tivoli place, South Yarra. 

Mr Armytage, who was a graduate of Cambridge University, received his early education at Geelong Grammar School. At school he played football and later rowed for Cambridge. 

In Queensland, where he owned station properties, Mr Armytage was until retirement from active work, a well known racehorse owner. He is survived by 2 sons, Charles and Neville, and a daughter, Mrs. Bailey.

The funeral will be private.

Andrew Guerin
June 2021

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