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Willoughby John LITTLEDALE

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Surname: LITTLEDALE

Forename(s): Willoughby John

Place of Birth: Kensington, Middlesex

Service No: ---

Rank: A/Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 2nd Battalion

Division: 2nd Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1918-03-23

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 17.

CWGC Cemetery: BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

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

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Willoughby John Littledale (born 19 February 1896) was the son of Willoughby Aston and Violet Littledale, née Thursby and cousin of T/Captain Robert Littledale (q.v.). Willoughby, senior, was born at Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire and Violet at Paddington, Middlesex.

1901 Kensington, London Census: 26, Cranley Gardens - Willoughby J. Littledale, aged 5 years, born Kensington, son of Willoughby A. and Violet Littledale.

1911 Eton, Buckinghamshire Census: Eton College - Willoughby John Littledale, aged ( - ), born London S.W.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Lt & A/Capt Willoughby John Littledale, 2nd Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: ( - ). Correspondence: Application [for medals] from W.A. Littledale Esq. in respect of his late son Lt. A/Capt W.J. Littledale, 26 December 1918. Address: 21, The Boltons S.W.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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A/Captain Willoughby John LITTLEDALE

A/Captain Willoughby John LITTLEDALE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Division

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Surname: LITTLEDALE

Forename(s): Willoughby John

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Rank: Lt

Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

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Died Date: 23/03/18

Died How: Killed in action

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Surname: LITTLEDALE

Forename(s): Willoughby John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Unit: "A" Coy. 2nd Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 23/03/1918

Additional Information: Only son of Willoughby Aston Littledale and Violet Littledale, of 21, The Boltons, South Kensington, London. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: ONLY SON OF W.A. AND V. LITTLEDALE FAC ET SPERA)

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

1919

LITTLEDALE Willoughby John of 21 The Boltons Middlesex captain Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry died 23 March 1918 in France Administration (with Will) London 23 April to Willoughby Aston Littledale esquire. Effects £1482 11s. 10d.

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12 April 1918

LITTLEDALE – Killed in action on the 23rd March, 1918, Captain Willoughby John (Jack) Littledale, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, dearly loved and only son of Willoughby Aston and Violet Littledale, 21 The Bolton, S.W., aged 22 years.

12 April 1918

BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND – A LINK SNAPPED

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.

04 July 1919

PEACE SUPPLEMENT TO THE 'CRAVEN HERALD' – CRAVEN'S FALLEN OFFICERS

CAPTAIN WILLOUGHBY JOHN LITTLEDALE

Oxford and Bucks. Light Infantry, only son of Mr. W. A. Littledale, formerly of Bolton-by-Bowland. Killed in action March 23rd, 1918.

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