In memory of
May 15, 1884 - May 19, 1918
Service Number: 3256948
Unit: Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)
Division: 1st Depot Battallion
Commemorated on Page 450 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
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Military Attestation papers:
When a recruit signed up for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in WW I he filled in an attestation paper that indicated his willingness to serve in the military and provided such information as date of birth, next of kin, height, weight, complexion, occupation, etc. As such these papers are of genealogical importance. The links below are to a scanned copy of the attestion papers of Archie Little completed on 16 April 1918, in St. John, New Brunswick when he was drafted into the 1st Depot Battallion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force under the Military Service Act of 1917.
Date of Enlistment:
April 16, 1918, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Private Archie Little was the son of Robert Archibald Little and Jane "Janie" Robison , of Harvey Station. Born 15 May 1884, Harvey, and died 19 May, 1918, WWI, Spinal meningitis while in training.
Harvey Settlement Cemetery, Harvey Station, York County, New Brunswick,Canada
1Little Family Plot. Section A, Plot 384.
Archie Little, died May 19, 1918 aged 34 years.
1. Swan Hall, J.,Craig, H.C., Wood, G., Wood, M. 1999. Harvey Settlement Cemetery 1837-1999, ISBN 0-9687457-0-9, 141 p.
2From newspaper obituary - 1918:
Private Archie Little
The body of Private Archie Little who died at the hospital at Saint John on Sunday, was brought to his late residence at York Mills on Monday evening.
The funeral was held there yesterday and was largely attended. Interment was in the cemetery at Harvey.
The deceased, who was about thirty years of age, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Robert A. Little of York Mills. He had been in the military training camp at St. John only a few weeks when he was seized with a heavy cold which developed into spinal meningitis, which terminated fatally after about a week's illness. He was a young man of excellent character and his death is very deeply regretted.
2. Watson, J.S., Swan, B.S., Hall, J.S., 1992. The Little Family of Harvey Settlement, 380 p.