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David Little - c.1818
« on: Wednesday 11 January 12 12:37 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I am trying to find any info on a David Little. I have reason to think he may have been born c. 1818 in Melrose.

He may have joined the Royal Artillery as a gunner and driver in 1834.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: David Little - c.1818
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 14:15 GMT (UK) »
According to new information, it seems he may have been born in 1835 in Edinburgh.
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Re: David Little - c.1818
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 18:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Erica  :)

Do you have any other information on David ?
1818 or 1835 is not much to go on

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Re: David Little - c.1818
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 19:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi ev,

I don't know much at all. He was a gunner/driver in the Royal Artillery. I know he married Elizabeth Tunnicliffe in Pietermaritzburg in 1855. They had a least 1 child, Robert Aron Little.

David received a South African medal for service in the Anglo Boer War in 1853. Seems he was in 4th company, 5th battalion during 1850 - 1853 in South Africa.

He may have been a private in the Rand Rifles after that.

He died in 1906 and is buried in Commercial Road Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg.
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Re: David Little - c.1818
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Find my past does have a listing for a David Little born 1835 Edinburgh Midlothian on military collection WO97(Chelsea pensioners)

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Re: David Little - c.1818
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks ev!

So that could be him, even if he lived and died in South Africa?

That's great, thank you for all your help!
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Re: David Little - c.1818
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 20:04 GMT (UK) »
Yes , not all Chelsea pensioners were based in London
I believe that people travelled the country handing out pensions to ex-soldiers every 6 months or so
Not sure what the overseas arrangements would have been
If you haven't done so already it might be worth a post on the armed forces board detailing his military service  :-\

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Re: David Little - c.1818
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 January 12 20:15 GMT (UK) »
I have, but thanks to you I have more info to put on.

Really appreciate all your help, thank you!
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Re: David Little - c.1818
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 19 January 13 13:34 GMT (UK) »
There is

Arrivals in the UK
Robert Tunnicliffe Little
Birth 13 Sep 1896
Aged 60
Port of Departure Durban SA
Arrival Date 21 Jun 1957
Port of Arrival Southampton

Address York Chambers, 12 Duke of York Street London
Job Comp Manager
Country of which a citizen S Rhodesia

He intended to return to S Rhodesia ( now Zimbabe) and was visiting for a month

He was accompanied by his wife
Nancy Reid LITTLE
Birth  22 Mar 1898
Housewife

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