The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Alexander Little

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Alexander (Richard) Little

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 15/11/1954

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born Euroa, son of Thomas, worked as a saddler.

Service Number: 235

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 6th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 24/04/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Unable to validate claimed post Boer War Service.

Murray Page: 329

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 16/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: None able to be validated.

Personal Characteristics: Height 165 cm, of Fair complexion with grey eyes and brown hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Unit arrived too late to see active service.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 7 August 1902 on the Britannic. Enlisted in World War One (claim cannot be validated). Married Rebecca Jane Johns in 1914 and had eight children. Owned a Coffee Shop/Hotel in Urana and was also a bootmaker.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Victoria Kennedy, Berrigan NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Ancestor is husband of 2nd great-aunt


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