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Christopher Little, Private, AIF, 43 Btn, KIA 28 Mar 1918

Please add the story of Pte C Little, No 4813, 43 Btn, 3rd Div, AIF. His orphaned family remained in UK. I can send full text with documentary evidence. He also fought in 2nd Boer War with the Imperial Yeomanry. He was descended from blacksmiths and was a boilersmith. See http://heritage.stockton.gov.uk/people/christopher-little-the-stockton-anzac/ and also https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Little-4634 for outline

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    You asked for further details: he left for Australia, following his in-laws. Made enough money in first year to send shipping tickets for family to follow, but wife died, war broke out and tickets declared null and void. Eventually as war reached stalemate on Western Front signed up to get back to England (AIF still volunteers, without conscription) trained in Salisbury Plain, sorted out family, then caught in the Ludendorff Offensive- trains, London buses and overnight march in Rain and slow to plug the gap at Ancre/Somme. Died when platoon attempted to take copse with machine gun emplacement. Buried in Heilly.

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