Leonard William LITTLECHILD


LITTLECHILD, Leonard William

Service Number: 378
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, An original of C Company
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Chadwell St Mary, Thurrock, Essex, England, January 1896
Home Town: Geelong West, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storekeeper
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Helles Memorial, Cape Helles, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geelong St. George's Presbyterian Church Memorial Window, Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 378, 8th Infantry Battalion, An original of C Company
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 378, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 378, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Mar 1896 Littlechild Leonard William Orsett 4a 493 

1901 Census-Sandy Lane, Chadwell St Mary
Father's Name: Harry Littlechild 
Mother's Name: Hannah Littlechild 
Born: Chadwell St Mary, Essex, England 
Household Members: 
Harry Littlechild 33 
Hannah Littlechild 32 
Arthur Littlechild 14 
George Littlechild 11 
Edith Littlechild 9 
John Littlechild 7 
Leonard Littlechild 5 
Sidney Littlechild 3 
Doris Littlechild 1 

He is commemorated on the war memorial in the churchyard at Chadwell St Mary.


Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

It was reported in the Geelong Advertiser that Private L. W. Littlechild, killed in action at the Dardanelles, and registered as a native of England, resided in Geelong for over two years. He was employed at the Salt Works, resided at Upper Autumn Street, Geelong West, and was one of the first to enlist from Geelong. He was attached to St. George's Church. He was a keen footballer but did not take up the Australian game, preferring to indulge in "Soccer" when the opportunity rarely came.