9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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
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).