Service Details
Name:
LITTLE
Given Name:
ARTHUR WILLIAM
Initials:
A W
Service No:
69321
Rank:
Sub-Lieutenant
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
South African Naval Forces
Other Casualties from this Regiment
Unit:
H.M.S. Aldenham
Other Casualties from this Unit
Date of Death:
1944-12-14
Other Casualties on this Date
Date of Birth:
1920-07-31
Age:
24
Cause of Death:
Mined and sunk in the northeastern Adriatic Sea about 30 nautical miles north west of Zara in approximate position 44 30'N, 14 45'E. Five officers and 121 ratings were killed. Five officers (including the CO) and 58 ratings were picked up by HMS Atherstone.
Decorations:
D S C
Additional
Information:
Born 31/7/1920. Educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown. At college June 1935-August 1939; Espin. Senior Prefect, Colours XV, Hockey, Matric. 1. '37, 1939 Rhodes Scholar. Destined for Trinity College, Oxford, he came to Rhodes U.C., and joined R.N.V.R. immediately after taking his B.A. He was assigned for service with the Greek navy and was awarded the D.S.C. in the course of this service.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
Other Casualties commemorated in United Kingdom
Locality:
Devon
Other Casualties commemorated in Devon
Cemetery:
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Other Casualties commemorated in this Cemetery
Grave Reference:
Panel 91, Column 3.

Information to contribute? Noticed an error or wish to Request a Photo ~ Click here ~

This information was last verified for accuracy: 2014-02-09
 
 

Send us an email...

  • I wish to
     Contribute some information
     Report a problem
     Request this image
CAPTCHA code Please write the word in the text box below (case-sensitive)

Sending your message. Please wait...

Thanks for sending your message! We'll get back to you shortly.

There was a problem sending your message. Please try again.

Please complete all the fields in the form before sending.