Little, Nevill Montague (Lieutenant, b.1892 - d.1916); Grant, James Stevenson (Private, b.1884 - d.1958)

Accession Number 1DRL/0419
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cms.
Object type Papers
Maker Grant, James Stevenson
Little, Nevill Montague
Place made Australia: Queensland, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1914-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/778
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Nevill Montague Little, 5 Light Horse Regiment and 49 Battalion, Australia, Egypt, Gallipoli, France, 1914-1916. Collection consists of 73 letters written by Lieutenant Little, and two of his diaries (1915 & 1916) which contain brief daily entries. Collection also contains eight letters written by 2140 Private James Stevenson Grant, 15 Battalion, to Lieutenant Little's mother, from 1916 to 1919.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Lieutenant Nevill Montague Little, 49 Battalion AIF, who on 3 September 1916 was killed in action during an attack upon Mouquet Farm (Pozieres). Other biographical details concerning him are: pastoral student; of Blackall, Qld, born Toowoomba, Qld; educated at Brisbane Boys' College, served for a time in the CMF Artillery and the naval cadets; enlisted from Central Queensland in the AIF in October 1914 and was accepted as a trooper in the 5 Light Horse Regiment; landed at Anzac on 20 May 1915, was wounded in July, returned to the Peninsula in August, and was later invalided to Egypt with enteric; was given a commission in the 49th Infantry Battalion in February 1916, and went to France in June; age at time of death 23 years 11 months.