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9584   Private William George Lyttle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/09/1889
Died: 17/05/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C-188
CWGC Casualty 603238
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 55
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lytle family 1901 census lists William as age 11 at house Ballygruby, Moneymore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Little family 1911 Census does not list William as living with the family at house13 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William Little
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private James Espey Friend who wrote to William's mother
6 Private Robert Falls Childhood friend
7 Private Robert J Little Brother of Private William Little
8 Private William Nixon Childhood friend
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William G Little's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023