William Keir Little

Key Information

Name: William Keir Little
DoB: July 30 1879.
Regt:  Private 4923 Kensington Battalion London Regt.
DoD:  Killed in action October 5 1916.
Academic Career: CGS 1892-96
Biographical Information:

son of the late William Little, Esq.; care of Mrs. Little, 73 South Petteril Street.

  • William was the elder son of William and Jane M Church. Keir was his maternal grandmother’s name. The family originated in Scotland and in 1881 they were living in Dumfriesshire where William’s father farmed 4000 acres and employed four men and a boy. By 1891 Jane was a widow and living in Carlisle. William had older half-sisters, Jane Mary, Christian (sic) and Eleanor, that his father had with his first wife Jane Margaret Cochrane, who died in 1873 of TB.  Agnes Hepburn was his eldest full sister, and his younger siblings were Elliot and Norah. In 1901 Mrs Little was living on Petteril Street with Agnes and Norah and by 1911 she and Agnes had moved to Melcombe Regis. In 1911 William was a visitor in Quex Street, Kilburn London in a boarding house living on own means.