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Harold LITTLE

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Surname: LITTLE

Forename(s): Harold

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 1721

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1915-05-14

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. F. 49.

CWGC Cemetery: RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Harold Little was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Little, née Walton and brother of Private Stanley Little (267095) (q.v.). Their father was born at Dalston, Cumberland and mother at Dufton, Westmorland.

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 23, Commercial Street - Harold Little, aged 4 months, born Skipton, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Little.

1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 22, Mount Street - Harold Little, aged 10 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Little.

Harold was married to Rose Batchelor in 1910.

1911 Peterborough, Northamptonshire Census: The Laurels, Garton End - Harold Little, aged 22 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, husband of Rose Little.

Harold is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte H. Little.

The British Army Service Record for Harold Little exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Harold Little, 1721, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. K. in A. 14.5.15.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Harold Little, 6/1721, 1/6 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 14.5.15

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Harold Little, 1721, 1/6 W. Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 14.5.15. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Rose. £4 13s. 8d. Self and children. War Gratuity: Widow - Rose. £3 0s. 0d.

Harold is commemorated in the City of Peterborough Book of Remembrance - WW1.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LITTLE

Forename(s): Harold

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence: Peterborough

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 1721

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 14/05/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LITTLE

Forename(s): Harold

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 1721

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 6th Bn.

Age: 24

Awards:

Died Date: 14/05/1915

Additional Information: Son of Thomas and the late Elizabeth Little, of "Bethdene," West Riddlesden, Keighley, late of 170, Devonshire St., Keighley, Yorks; husband of Rose Little, of Haworth, Keighley, late of Lincoln Rd., Peterborough.

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