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Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Birkenhead, Cheshire

Service No: ---

Rank: T/Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northamptonshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 5th (Service) Battalion. (Pioneers)

Division: 12th (Eastern) Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1917-11-30

Awards: M.I.D.

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 10.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

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

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Robert Littledale (born 27 January 1895) was the son of Ralph Pudsay and Mary Olivia Georgina Littledale, née Tredcroft. Ralph was born at Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire and Mary at Dum Sala, Eastern India. Robert was the cousin of A/Capt. Willoughby John Littledale (q.v.).

1911 Bedford, Bedfordshire Census: 20, St. Georges Road - Robert Littledale, aged 16 years, born Birkenhead, Cheshire, son of Ralph Pudsay and Mary Olivia Georgina Littledale.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt Robert Littledale, Northamptonshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: 31 May 1915. Correspondence: Miss O. Littledale (Sister), Lydenhurst [sic], Hertford.

Robert is commemorated on the Hertford War Memorial.

Photograph © IWM (HU 124209).

Data Source: Craven Herald Article


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


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T/Captain Robert LITTLEDALE

T/Captain Robert LITTLEDALE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northamptonshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northamptonshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 12th (Eastern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 12th (Eastern) Division

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Forename(s): Robert





Rank: Capt (Tp)

Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment

Battalion: 5th Battalion


Died Date: 30/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


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Forename(s): Robert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment

Unit: 5th Bn.

Age: 23


Died Date: 30/11/1917

Additional Information: Son of Col. R. P. Littledale (late R.E.), of Roselawn, Wokingham, Berks.

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DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 – Part Four

LITTLEDALE, ROBERT, Capt., 5th (Service) Battn. The Northamptonshire Regt., only s. of Col. Ralph Pudsay Littledale, of Lyndenhurst, Hertford, Royal Engineers, by his wife Mary Olivia Georgina, dau. of the late Col. C.L. Tredcroft, J.P., of Glen Ancrum, Guildford (Crimean and Indian Mutiny medals); b. Birkenhead, co. Chester, 27 Jan. 1895; educ. The Wick, Brighton; Wellington College, and University College, London; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 1 Sept. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 15 May, 1915; took part in engagements at Ypres, Loos, Hohenzollern, Ovillers, on the Somme, at Arras and Cambrai, being wounded at Ypres in Nov. 1915; was promoted Lieut. on the 6th of that month; Captain 11 Aug. 1917, and was killed in action near Gonnelieu 30 Nov. following. Buried in Metz-en-Couture German Cemetery Extension, east of Bapaume. He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 21 Dec. 1917), by F.M. Sir Douglas Haigh, for gallant and distinguished service in the field; unm.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


LITTLEDALE Robert of Lyndenhurst Hertford captain 5th Northants regiment died 30 November 1917 at Cambrai in France Probate London 29 January to Ralph Pudsay Littledale colonel R.E. Effects £326 0s. 4d.

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T/Captain Robert Littledale

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12 April 1918


Captain Willoughby John Littledale, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in action on 23rd March, was the only son of Mr. Willoughby Aston Littledale, whose family formerly resided at Bolton-by-Bowland, and of Mrs. Littledale, elder daughter of the late Sir John Hardy Thursby, Bart., of Ormerod House, Burnley. Captain W. J. Littledale was born in 1896 and educated at Copthorne School and Eton (Mr. S. S. R. Byrne’s) and was accepted for entrance at Trinity College, Oxford, but on the outbreak of the war proceeded instead to Sandhurst, receiving his commission in December 1914. He went to France in May 1915, and was wounded in November 1916. He afterwards rejoined his regiment and was killed, as stated above, on 23rd March when commanding his Company in the front line.

Captain Robert Littledale, of the Northampton Regiment, only son of Colonel Ralph Pudsay Littledale, Royal Engineers, was killed in action on 30th November last, aged 22 years.


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