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eMedals-A First War Pair to the Royal Garrison Artillery

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A First War Pair to the Royal Garrison Artillery



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A First War Pair to the Royal Garrison Artillery

A First War Pair to the Royal Garrison Artillery -  British War Medal (2. LIEUT. T.W.LITTLE.); and Victory Medal (2. LIEUT. T.W. LITTLE.). Naming is officially impressed. Court mounted, dark patina on the BWM, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by fifteen pages containing copies of his 16th London Regiment Territorial Force Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records, Protection Certificate - Officer (dated June 24, 1919), Letter from LittleResigning his Commission (dated September 11, 1919), Letter from the Army Accepting his Resignation (dated February 10, 1920), Index Card (acknowledging his eligibility for BWM and VM) and three Citations from the London Gazette.  Footnote: Thomas William Little was born in 1891, the son of Thomas HenryLittle of Denmark Park, S.E., Surrey, England. He attested as a Rifleman (5082) with the 16th London Regiment at Queen's Hall on December 6, 1915, stating that he had no previous military service and was embodied the same day. He was transferred to the Territorial Force Depot on November 3, 1916 and had his regimental changed (552141). He entered the French theatre on June 22, 1916 with the 2nd Battalion, 16th London Regiment and served there until November 3, 1916. Little was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Special Reserve on March 10, 1917 (London Gazette 2733, March 17, 1917). He re-entered the French theatre on April 26, 1918, where he was attached to the 4th Army Royal Artillery Reinforcements. One week later, he took sick on May 3rd and after 22 days, was evacuated from Le Havre to Southampton, where he was hospitalized with Muscular Rheumatism. He was later employed by the Ministry of Munitions and attained the rank of Lieutenant on September 10, 1918 (London Gazette 486, January 8, 1919). in his Proceedings of a Medical Board Report, dated May 27, 1919 at Stoke War Hospital, it noted that Little "complains (about) pains in back & knee joints on severe exertion & during damp weather. He complains of nervousness & fatigue on slight exertion". It was also noted that he had no obvious signs of physical problems with his internal workings and joints and determined that "no disability (was to be) found", declaring him fit for general service and ordering him to return to his depot at the Ministry of Munitions and await further instructions. He was residing in Catford, Kent when he was disembodied as a Lieutenant on June 24, 1919 (London Gazette 2036, February 18, 1920). Little applied for the Territorial Force War Medal but was found ineligible, resigning his commission in the Special Reserve of Officers and allowed to retain the rank of Lieutenant (London Gazette, February 18, 1920). Little died on March 11, 1995, having passed the century mark and left his estate to his wife, Irene Elsie Little.
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