John Raymond Little
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||31 Jan 1919|
|Place of Birth||Douglas, Isle of Man|
|Death||31 Oct 1998, aged 79|
|Age at Enlistment||5'7" (1.70m) tall;|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Greeba Farm' Byford, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. J.S. Little|
|Date of Enlistment||6 Mar 1941|
|Unit/Formation||6th Australian Infantry Battalion (Royal Melbourne Regiment)|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
|Monument(s)||ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)|
Defence Medal |
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
Mobilised on 6 Mar 1941 at Claremont, he was taken on strength part time by the 3rd Remount Squadron at Guildford on 28 Jul 1941, completing his first training camp on 25 Oct 1941. On 29 Nov 1941 he was transferred to a holding unit for re-allocation and he was called up for full time duty on 8 Jan 1942 and was posted to the 5th Australian Garrison Battalion. On 15 Apr 1943 he was taken on strength by the 109th Australian Light Anti Aircraft Regiment before being transferred again on 10 May 1943 to the 6th Australian Infantry Battalion (Royal Melbourne Regiment).
On 3 Jun 1943 he entrained for Victoria where he joined the battalion on 1 Aug 1943. On 30 Aug 1943 he was admitted to the 48th Australian Camp Hospital, returning to duty on 4 September, before leaving for the Northern Territory on 11 Sep 1943 where he arrived on 21 Sep 1943. On 27 Sep 1943 he was detached to the HQ 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade's Defence and Employment Battalion until 11 Oct 1943 when he returned to his unit.
On 24 Jun 1944 John was transferred to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for discharge to rural industry work, and was discharged on 18 Jul 1944.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1980 at Orton road, Byford, farmer.