Samuel Lyttle was the eldest son of William and Elizabeth Lyttle. He was born on 4th April 1889 in the Maghera area. By May 1893, Samuel and his parents were living near Larne. Samuel Lyttle and Mary Gillen were married on 9th July 1910 in Belfast. Samuel and Mary went on to have at least ten children. Samuel Lyttle fought in World War One and survived the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Samuel served World War Two. Private Samuel Lyttle was serving with the Corps of Military Police when he died on 25th February 1944.