The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Little


Photograph by "soilsister"

Private John LITTLE, 202411, 8th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 10716, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry), killed in action, Flanders, France, 3rd February 1918,  age 19, on a night raid on enemy trenches.

Born 2nd May 1898, Perranporth, Truro, Cornwall, son of John Little, (ex Sergeant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry), and Alice Little, (daughter of John Brungur), of 6 St Georges Terrace, Perranporth, Cornwall / Penwinick Road., Scorrier, St. Agnes, Cornwall. Native of Perranporth, Cornwall.

Educated at Goonhavern Public School.

Enlisted 21st August 1914, Falmouth, Cornwall.

Served with the Expeditionary Force France & Flanders from 27th May 1915; was twice wounded and sent back to England where he remained in Camp until he was 18; was transferred to the Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th May 1917, returned to France.

Captain F Proctor wrote: ".... I may add that I have your sons Company Commander since he has been with this Battalion; he died as he lived , like a true British soldier, nobly, fearlessly, doing his duty, than which no man can do better." and the Chaplin, The Reverend G D B Poole: " He died the death of a brave, gallant soldier, who will be missed by his comrades very much.


Buried at Hargicourt British Cemetery, I. I. 15., France.

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