LITTLEWOOD, Arthur

✟ Щ   18995 Pte D Coy 1 Bn East Lancs Regt. Surprising given his age that he was ‘front line’. He arrived in France 7/7/1915 died age 39 on 22/8/1915 of wounds received on 20/8/1915. Grave; Beauval Communal Cemetery, France. He also appears on another memorial somewhere according to the inscription on Hathersage War Memorial, possibly in Ashton-u-Lyne. (DC 11/9/1915; News was received on Friday morning by Mr and Mrs John Littlewood, Oddfellows Row, Hathersage that their son, Private Arthur Littlewood who was forty years of age, joined the East Lancashire Regiment some five months ago, and had been in the firing line about six weeks. It was while relieving trenches that he was picked off by a sniper. He resides at Ashton-under-Lyne, and leaves a widow and family of six children. Private Littlewood is the second Hathersage native to fall in the war’). He was one of 12, b 1876 and baptised at Hathersage, lived at Bean Row and 7 Oddfellows Row. Brother of Jack and Maurice, sons of John Littlewood & Louisa (Brewster), Station Road, Hathersage, husband of Ann of Ashton-u-Lyne. His niece was Mrs A White of ‘Waysend’ Cannon Fields.