The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: George Little

Education: Secondary / Sun 8th Sep 2019 pm30 04:11pm

THE SHORT life of Harlow resident, George Little as read by Passmores Academy student, Isabelle.

This project has been brought to you by Harlow Council’s Civic Fund and HTS Ltd.

Never Forget.

George’s parents were George Little and Mary Ann Bradley, born in Matching in c.1864. They married in 18831 but it appears that they separated later in the decade and George Little was born in Harlow in 18982.

The 1901 census shows George living in Harlow Common with his mother and siblings Edward, George and Minnie.

They are residing in the household of Fred Parish, a horsekeeper on a farm. Mary Ann was recorded as housekeeper while the children were listed as illegitimate. The

1911 census shows George living at Harlow Common with his mother and siblings Frederick, Edward, Minnie, Herbert and Sidney. Frederick Parish was listed as a boarder.

Private George Little, 45806, enlisted in Epping and served with The 12th Battalion of The Suffolk Regiment. George was killed in action on 12 April 1918, the first day of The Battle
of Hazebrook, part of the Battle of The Lys at the age of 20 and is commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Panel 3. Register Index Number MR32.

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