East Knoyle War Memorial

Reginald George Littlecott

Surname: Reginald George
Other names: Littlecott
Other people in this story:
Henry Littlecott
Mary Jane Littlecott née Tanner
Frank Tanner Littlecott
Locations in this story:
West Cholderton, Wiltshire
Chambrecy British Cemetery, Chambrecy, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire

Reginald George Littlecott was born on 30th March 1898, in West Cholderton, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 29th May 1898. He was the son of Henry Littlecott, a Shepherd, and Mary Jane Littlecot (née Tanner). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Warminster on 27th May 1916, and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 24612). He was posted to France on 1st May 1917, and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was reported missing and presumed killed on 31st May 1918 but his body was later located and buried eventually in the Collection of Graves, Chambrecy British War Cemetery, Chambrecy, Champagne-Ardenne, France (grave id. II.D.6), (See De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.  His brother, Frank Tanner Littlecott, also served but survived the conflict.

  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives