John Campbell NOAKES DCM, MID

NOAKES, John Campbell

Service Number: 2719
Enlisted: 6 August 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tamworth, New South Wales, 5 August 1896
Home Town: Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shop assistant
Died: Natural Causes, Oatley, New South Wales, 30 July 1969, aged 72 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

6 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2719, 19th Infantry Battalion, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2719, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2719, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion
15 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 4th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Infantry Battalion
12 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant

Memorial to an ordinary hero

A photo of John Noakes was used as a basis for one of the memorial sculptures on the Anzac Highway in Adelaide. The sculpture was made by his grandson Roger Noakes. The other soldier in the sculpture is Rogers other grandfather John Harold Falconer.

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