Robert Henry NOBLE


NOBLE, Robert Henry

Service Number: 2913
Enlisted: 22 May 1916, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 36th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newtown, Sydney, NSW, 1 October 1892
Home Town: Belmore, Canterbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Newtown Public School
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2913, 36th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
25 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2913, 36th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
25 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2913, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
12 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2913, 36th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Robert Henry Noble was born on 1st October, 1892, at Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, the son of Mr. Thomas Noble and Mrs. Alice Noble. He received his education at the Superior Public School, Newtown, and on 26th August, 1910, entered the Bank’s service at Head Office.

Robert Henry Noble enlisted in the A.I.F. as a private on 1 st May, 1916, and from 11th August attended the Officers’ School at Moore Park, proceeding to Duntroon Military College on the 28th. He acted as quartermaster-sergeant during the voyage to England, and, after his arrival, passed for a commission at the Tidworth School for Officers.

He went to France and joined up with the 36th Battalion. He was in action at Passchendale Ridge where, on the 12th October, 1917, he was wounded, and, falling into a shell-hole, was drowned. At the time of his death, Robert Noble held the rank of corporal.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour