36 LITTLER, Alexander Bruce – MC

36 Lieut. Alexander Bruce Littler – MC

Alexander was a tall young man at 6 foot, a 23 year old engine driver, originally  from Rockhampton Queensland. He came from a family of early settlers in the region and his father Weaver Wilson Littler was the Mayor in 1896 and 1897.  Alex and his two older brothers Ernest and Wilson would all enlist in the AIF and the good news is, they all returned to Australia safely after the war had ended.

From all accounts Alex was a quiet achiever and a very private man.  He was awarded the Military Cross which was to be presented to him by his Excellency the Governor General, however he declined a public presentation and preferred a private ceremony.

The Military Cross awarded for Conspicuous Gallantry in the face of the enemy.
The Military Cross

 After the war, Alexander returned to a life as a farmer and grazier …………………..his story continues on his own page