Other names: Albert Edwin
Locations in this story: Donhead St, Andrew, WiltshireNewmarket, CambridgeshireFrance & FlandersTenterden, KentBattle, Sussex
Story: Albert Edwin Littlewood was born at Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 25 Sep 1893 and baptised there on 11 Nov 1893 the son of George Hutton Littlewood and Elizabeth Littlewood (nee Harrison). He lived all his early life in Donhead St. Andrew. He enlisted on 11 Sep 1914 and was mobilized on 4 Nov 1914 and joined the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry rising to the rank of Corporal (Service No. 2328). He served in France and Flanders. He was transferred to the 3rd Battalion of the Queen's (Royal West Kent) Regiment on 1 Apr 1918 (Service No. 207993). At some time he had received a gunshot wound to the chest and was discharged on 10 Mar 1919 as being permanently disabled and granted a 30% pension. He received the Silver War Badge No. B166224 and was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Lilian Nesta Bowman in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, on 22 Dec 1923 at the Parish Church. They went on to have one daughter. By the 1939 Register he was living at Unity Cottages, Tenterden, Kent, working as a a gardener in private service. He died on 19 Sep 1967 in Battle, Sussex.