Noel James Stanway PATCH

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PATCH, Noel James Stanway

Service Number: 2699
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wrentham, Suffolk, England., 1874
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Cambridge University, England.
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 13 October 1917
Cemetery: Passchendaele, New British Cemetery
Grave XIV. A. 8. INSCRIPTION “SIC ITUR AD ASTRA" -which means means ‘thus one journeys to the stars’ or ‘reach for the stars’ in common parlance. It is borrowed from Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sarina War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2699, 47th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2699, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Mar 1874   Patch Noel James S Blything 4a 719

He was 43 and the son of Henry and H. Elizabeth Patch.

INSCRIPTION on his wargrave reads:
                   “SIC ITUR AD ASTRA"

-which means ‘thus one journeys to the stars’ or ‘reach for the stars’ in common parlance. It is taken from Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’.

The Headstone details form shows NOK as Miss H.H.Patch of 55 Pevensey Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex.

He is remembered on the Cambridge University, Corpus College World War 1 memorial which is in the form of two white sstone tablets in the chapel. 

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