Jack Littleworth


By Geoff Webb

Jack Littleworth
Geoff Webb

Jack ‘Jackie’ Littleworth, the game keeper at Dane End Farm, to rear of Beaumont Hall Farm, St. Albans Road, Redbourn.

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  • He was my grandad also.

    By Sandra Andrews (14/08/2015)
  • This is Herbert John (Jack) Littleworth and is a good likeness. If the date of the photograph as 1945 is correct he was by that time working as a keeper in Kimpton (Kimpton Hoo, I think).

    He married May Soanes (sometimes given as Soames) in February 1912.

    He enlisted in the army in April 1915, serving in the Northamptonshire Regiment and then the York and Lancaster Regiment. At the time of his enlistment his age was given as 27 years. By that time he and May had a baby son, also Jack, born in 1913.

    He retired in 1958, at the age of 70, whereupon he and May left the tied bungalow at Cuckoldscross (between Kimpton and Whitwell) that had been their home for around 30 years. May suffered a stroke and died a few months later.



    By Deirdre Sharp (12/12/2014)
  • Correction: Arthur John Littleworth – Herbert was the first name of his younger son.

    By Deirdre Sharp (12/12/2014)
  • He was my grandfather, father of my mother Nina, who was absolutely devoted to him. He was one of only 17 survivors from his battalion during the Battle of Arras in 1917, during which he served as a Lewis gunner with the East Yorks Regiment (Hull Pals), and inspired terror in poachers throughout Hertfordshire. He died in 1969, aged 94, and is buried at Mundesley, Norfolk.

    By Hadrian Jeffs (07/01/2014)
  • This is my Grandfather

    By Penelope Mounser (16/04/2013)