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16285   Private Alexander (Sandy) Lyttle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/04/1896
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Sandy Little was born at Killyneedan, Sandholes, the son of Alexander and Clara Little. Before the war he worked as a farmer and was an active member of the Tullylagan Company of Ulster Volunteers . He enlisted with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (C Company) and was sent to France in October of 1915. He was killed in action on 1st July 1916 as he tried to cross ‘No Mans Land’ close to where the Ulster Tower now stands at Thiepval. Sandy Little is buried close to where he fell near Thiepval Wood
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 5-D-10
CWGC Casualty 526804
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Desertcreat Roll Of Honour WWI Cookstown
4 Sandholes Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Sandholes
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 139
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Little family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 4 at house 1 in Killyneedan, The Sandholes, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Little family 1911 census lists Alexander as age 14 at house 6 in Killyneedan, The Sandholes, Tyrone
3 Isaac Black Close friend of Sandy Little
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Alexander (Sandy) Little's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023