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Little, J.S.M., Pte., 1916

Chester Chronicle

In Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium is the Commonwealth War Grave of 8/3061 Private Joseph Sutton Manser Little, serving with the Durham Light Infantry who died 02/03/1916.

William Kirby has submitted the following:-

Joseph Sutton Manser was born 16th November 1886 at West Pelton, the son of Thomas and Mary Little.

In 1911 the family were living at 9 Urpeth Cottages, High Hold. Thomas at 72 was a House Painter for the Colliery Company. Joseph aged 23 years was a Fireman above ground also for the Colliery Company. Living there also was daughter Jane Hadley and her six children.

Joseph enlisted at Beamish and joined the 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. He embarked for France 20th April 1915. He died the 2nd of March 1916.

Recipient of the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Thomas and Mary were living at the Aged Miners Homes, High Hold, Pelton in 1916.

Joseph Sutton Manser Little is remembered at West Pelton on W112.01

He is also remembered in The DLI Book of Remembrance page 41 and in the Battlion History page 252

The CWGC entry for Private Little

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk