William Littlewood (c.1882-1916)

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Biography

Courtesy of David Simmons:[1]

Private, 10th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Regimental No 19220 (Formerly No. 16687, Yorkshire Light Infantry.) Born in Emley. Killed in Action 9 February 1916 in France aged 26 years. Son of George and Ann Littlewood. Emley Moor. Husband of Margaret Hartnett and father of William and Dermot. Employed as a Coal Miner (Hewer) at a local mine. Enlisted at Barnsley. Buried at Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France. Plot I.H.32.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

LITTLEWOOD, WILLIAM. Private. No 19220. 10th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 16687 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Emley. Son of George and Anne Littlewood of Butt's Farm, Emley Moor. Husband of Margaret Littlewood, of Beaufort, County Kerry, Ireland. Killed in action, 9.2.1916, aged 33 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 32.
ROH:- Emley War Memorial.

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