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David Maxwell Little
(24 Oct 1922 - 5 Nov 1944)

The narrative that follows is transcribed from Alexander (Sandy) Waddell's invaluable summary in his biographical documentation of the Little and Martin families.

Summary transcript

Born 23 Oct 1922 in Shanghai. Youngest child of Harry Martin Little and Jean Somers Gordon (née Ballingall). Educated at Loretto School1,  2, Musselburgh (1935 – 1939). He joined the Holland Martin farm at Overbury as a student (1939 – 1942), then entered the Army and was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment and posted to serve in India. There on leave he contracted poliomyelitis during an epidemic in Bombay and died in Poona 5 Nov 1944.