Littler (Hannah), Albert H

Ernest & Lilly Hannah (nee Shear), had married in Ormskirk in 1894 ( Volume 8b Page 1169).  On the 1901 census they were living at 87, Butler Street, West Derby, Lancashire.   Ernest Hannah 25, was head of the household and was a Lift Attendant who had been born in London.  His wife, Lily Hannah 25 had been born born in Oldham. Their listed children were  Frederick Hannah  6,  John Hannah  4,  Albert Hannah 3 and Josephine Hannah was  6 months old.  The children had all been born in Liverpool.

I believe Ernest Hannah died in 1903 , there is a death registered at West Derby ( Volume 8b Page 367) for an Ernest Hannah age 27, which is the age Ernest would have been.

Lilly remarried  and her new husband was Thomas Littler. The 1911 census records them living at 10 Farm Road Garden City Sealand, Flintshire.  The head of the household was Thomas Littler, 36, a Gasman who had been born  in Ince, Cheshire.  Lily 35 had been married to Thomas for  6 years.  Six children had been born to her and all of them were living. The four step children were listed as Fred Hannah 16, a Soap Cutter. John Hannah 14, Albert Hannah 13 and Josephine Hannah 10, were all at school.  The youngest two were Thomas Littler’s children. Muriel Littler 5 and  Stanley Littler  2 had  both been born in Salford, Lancashire.

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 accessible on  confirms his regimental information and tells us that his residence was Queensferry and that he enlisted in Flint. His medal card, also on ‘Ancestry’ details his medal entitlement.

Albert must have gone to the Queensferry School as he is remembered on the Plaque for the School in the Queensferry War Memorial Institute.   His name is also on the North Wales Memorial Arch (Panels) – Bangor where he is shown as Littler, A.H. and I have shown him on the Sealand Memorial, but have no idea if his name is on the Roll of Honour or War Memorial Plaque that was in the Chapel in Garden City (now demolished) as it is in storage at the St. Andrew’s Church in Garden City.

There is an index card for Albert H Littler in the Flintshire Roll of Honour in The County Record Office in Hawarden, (Sealand F5 Garden City). His name is written as Hannah-Littler, Albert. The address given is 17, Welsh Road, Garden City, Queensferry. It stated that Albert had been in the Army for 2 and a half years. He was 18 years old when he died of his wounds.  He must have been barely 16 years old when he enlisted   The card was signed by his mother L. Littler on the 28th October 1919.

Albert is mentioned in the book ” Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1918   Royal Welsh Fusiliers  Volume 28″.

In the County Herald dated 8th June 1917 a List of Casualties was published and Albert was among the men who were named as having “Died of Wounds” – Royal Welsh Fusiliers – Hannah 53888 A. (Queensferry)

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