George Little was baptised in the Parochial Chapelry, Barnard Castle on 1 May 1887. His parents were Francis William and Ruth Millen Little. In the 1911 census George and family are living at 14 Marshall Street, Barnard Castle and he was Corn and Cake Merchant. His attestation papers of 1915, state that hehad previously served in the Durham Light Infantry for five years.
WWI Service Records on http://www.ancestry.com
Age: 48 yrs and 9 months, Height 5 foot and 5 and a half inches. Chest 35 and a half inches and chest expansion 4 inches.
George was married to Louisa May Little nee Snailham of Oak Tree Inn/ Arkle Terrace Reeth. They married at Wycliffe Roman Catholic church on 25 September 1909. They had two children: Ruth Eva, born in 1910 and Seymour William born in 1918.
George served as a Private (30697) in 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
After end of WWI George Little went into the Army Reserve and was finally demobbed on 16th October 1919. He died in 1934 aged 47. His widow, Louisa May Little, was living in Wycliffe in 1939 with her brother in law Arthur William Little who was a retired schoolmaster. Louisa May is listed in the 1939 register on http://www.findmypast.org.uk as having been a Sub postmistress and shopkeeper in the Startforth area.
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