Private William Little

Private William David Little, 72nd Battalion, ( Seaforth Highlanders of Canada ), Canadian Infantry.  He was killed in action in France, aged 24, on the 29th September 1918 during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of the late James and Agnes of Jedburgh and the husband of Jessie Little of Grantown-on-Spey. He is buried in Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery, Sailly, France where his headstone is inscribed ” Until The Day Dawns”. He had been employed as a machine driller when he enlisted in Victoria, British Columbia in September 1916. In January 1917 he was transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps and eventually to the 72nd Battalion in France in February 1918. He fell in the advance near Blecourt which was halted due to intense machine gun fire. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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