Charles William NOBLE

Badge Number: S5587, Sub Branch: Crystal Brook

NOBLE, Charles William

Service Number: 4333
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Clements Gap, South Australia, 1884
Home Town: Clements Gap, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Cleve, South Australia, 20 May 1960, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Arno Bay Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial, Wandearah East Broughton Plains Region War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4333, 32nd Infantry Battalion
7 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4333, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 4333, 11th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Charles Noble was the son of Charles Henry and Charlotte Elizabeth (nee Roberts) Noble of Clements Gap.

Charles was born at Clements Gap in 1884. A farmer, he was 33 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 4 October 1916.

Charles was appointed to 11th Reinforcements 32 Battalion and embarked from Adelaide aboard HMAT A19 “Afric” on 7 November and disembarked in Plymouth, England, on 9 January. After training in England he proceeded overseas to France on 25 September 1917 and was taken on strength of 43 Battalion on 8 October. Eighteen days later Charles was detached for duty with and taken on strength of 11 Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery. On 10 December 1917 Charles was wounded accidently by the premature explosion of a Stokes Mortar shell at Ploegsteert. With a severe wound in his left thigh Charles was invalided to England and admitted to hospital. On 30 August 1918 Charles returned to France and rejoined his unit.

With the war ended Charles returned to England for non military employment. He was granted 3 months leave with pay and subsistence to undertake poultry farming with J. Hart at Kenmore Farm, Charing, Kent.

Charles embarked from England aboard HT “Anchises” on 28 August 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 5 October. He was discharged in Adelaide on 20 November 1919.