Donhead St. Andrew Church

Albert Edwin Littlewood

Surname: Littlewood
Other names: Albert Edwin
Other people in this story:
George Hutton Littlewood
Elizabeth Littlewood née Harrison
Lilian Nesta Littlewood née Bowman
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
France & Flanders
Tenterden, Kent
Battle, Sussex

Albert Edwin Littlewood was born at Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 25th September 1893 and baptised there on 11th November 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 11th September 1914 and was mobilized on 4th November 1914, joining the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No. 2328).  He served in France and Flanders and rose to the rank of Corporal.  He was transferred to the 3rd Battalion of the Queen's (Royal West Kent) Regiment on 1st April 1918 (Service No. 207993).  At some time he received a gunshot wound to the chest and was discharged on 10th March 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 and the 1915 Star.   He married Lilian Nesta Bowman in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, on 22nd December 1923 at the Parish Church.  They went on to have one daughter.  By the 1939 Register he was living at Unity Cottages, Tenterden, Kent, and was working as a gardener in private service.  He died on 19th September 1967 in Battle, Sussex.


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