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Researched by Bill Bates
Private George Noble

802046 'D' Company 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry

Son of Mr John & Mrs Sarah Noble
Husband of Mary E Noble

Aged 36 years

Died 21st October 1918

Commemorated at Auberchicourt British Cemetery
Grave I.B. 1.A.

Born at Marple Bridge, DBY. Lived at Rushden before emigrating to Canada.
Enlisted at London, Ontario, on 25th November 1915.
He had earlier served 5 years with the English Volunteers.
He was 5'7¾" tall, girth 37" (3"), with a dark complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair.
The Rushden Echo, Friday 24 December 1915, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Recruits

Mr G Noble, eldest son of Mr J Noble, of London, Ontario, Canada, late of Rushden, has enlisted in the 135th Middlesex Battalion, Canadian Regt. Two other sons are serving in the 10th Battalion, Canadian Regt, also a son-in-law, Mr R Swindall, in the Canadian Medical Corps. The other son of Mr Noble has enrolled in his group under Lord Derby's scheme.

Rushden Echo, 19th April 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

News has been received that Pte. G. Noble, 802046 1st Canadian Regiment, has been wounded in the left leg and thigh, and is in the 7th Convalescent Depot, France. He is the eldest son of Mr. J. Noble, London, Ontario, and late of Rushden.

The Rushden Echo, Friday 22 November 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Casualty List

Official news has been received that Pte George Noble, 802046, 1st Canadian Regiment, was killed on October 21st. He was the eldest son of Mr John Noble, of London, Ontario, Canada, and late of Rushden, and brother to Mr Fred Noble, of Moor road, Rushden. Deceased had previously been wounded in the thigh and leg, and had another narrow escape by having his kit blown off his back, but at the time he escaped with a bruised back. One other brother is serving with the Canadians in France, the other two brothers having been discharged.

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