Private Fred Little
19920 6th East Lancashire Regiment
Died of Wounds 6th January 1917
in Mesopotamia, aged 20
Lived at 17 Garstang St.
Buried in the Amara War Cemetery Iraq
Burnley Express 17th
ONE DIES OF WOUNDS; ANOTHER A PRISONER
(Burnley Express 17th Januart 1917)
On Sunday, Mr.
and Mrs. John Little, of 17, Garstang-street, Whittlefield, Burnley,
Received an official notification that their son, Pte. Fred Little, of
the East Lancashire Regt., had died of wounds on January 6th in the Eastern
theatre of war. Pte. Little was only 20 years of age last June. After
being three times rejected, he succeeded in enlisting twelve months last
April. He joined the 6th Battalion of the East Lancashire Regt., and was
sent to Mesopotamia in November. He was in the severe fighting in the
Kut relief force last year, but escaped without injury. The last message
his parents received from him was a field postcard dated the 3rd of December.
He was then alright, and quite well. Before joining the army he was a
weaver at Messrs. Simpson and Baldwin’s Mill, Whittlefield. He went
to Claremont-street, day school before commencing work as a weaver, and
had also attended on Sunday the St. Oswald Mission School in connection
with Trinity Church. His eldest brother, Pte. John Little, aged 23, has
been a prisoner of war in Germany for a year and eight months.