Born: August 15, 1836, Norwich, England.
Died: February 10, 1908, Durham, England.
Buried: Bow Cemetery, Durham, England.
Armes was a chorister under Zechariah Buck at Norwich, and at Rochester Cathedral under J. L. Hopkins.
He went on to study at Oxford University (MusB 1848, MusD 1864).
He played the organ at Trinity Church, Milton, Gravesend, Kent (1854); St. Andrew’s, Wells Street (1857); Chichester Cathedral (1861); and Durham Cathedral (1862–1907).
He was also the first professor of music at Durham University (1897).