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James William Little

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  • Service number
    • 8721 AWMM
    • WWI: 16/1377 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
    William James Little Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: NZ Mounted Rifles: 10th Contingent; WWI: 4th Maori Btn, 2 Platoon Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: NZ Territorial Unit (Home Guard) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    2nd Lieutentant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    James William AWMM
  • Surname
    Little AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William James Little Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 8721 AWMM
    • WWI: 16/1377 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 23 March 1885 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 23 March 1885 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    23 March 1885 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Birth notes
    son of Robert & Eliza Little Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Address before enlistment
    Kaiti, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Post war occupation
    Sheep farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    father - Robert Little of Kaiti Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Relationship status
    • single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Records
    • 1918 - married Elsie Elizabeth Clark Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: NZ Mounted Rifles: 10th Contingent; WWI: 4th Maori Btn, 2 Platoon Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: NZ Territorial Unit (Home Guard) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 8721 AWMM
    • WWI: 16/1377 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    • SA War: 1902; WWI: 1916-1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI Home Guard: 1917-1920 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • Private to 2/Lt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1917 - transferred to Home Guard Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    SA War: 1902 SA War Medal; WWI: British War & Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    East Coast Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Farmer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      GisborneNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • SA War: 9 April 1902 at Trentham
      WWI: 26 January 1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Pre WWI: Sheep farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Age on enlistment
    SA War: 20 yrs; WWI: 31 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Dec 1916 - pneumonia - shipped back to NZ Mar 1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    2nd Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father was named Robert Little. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 1960 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 76 AWMM
  • Date of death
    1 October 1960 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    76 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    • NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Military Record
    • Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries/Pages/westcemeterysearch.aspx
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries/Pages/westcemeterysearch.aspx
  • Grave reference
    Plot: SOLDIERS BURIAL L Row 8, Plot 84 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries/Pages/westcemeterysearch.aspx
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA Boer War Memorial - refer to document attached "Gisborne Boys in SA Boer War" Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne NZResearcher

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