1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
17/05/1915 (Died of Wounds)
William G Little was born in Moneymore and lived at Coolkeeghan, Blue Doors, in Cookstown. He enlisted when he was 16 and served with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for 8 years in China and Trimulgherry, India, where he served with Robert Falls and William Nixon, two of his childhood friends. In December 1914 the Battalion returned to England, and landed on the Gallipoli peninsula on 25th April 1915, where they suffered very heavy casualties. During this action on 17th May, William Little was wounded and died from his wounds a few hours later.
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.