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Francis John Y NOBLE

Regimental number956
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Boys' School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o W Noble, Pendlebury, Park Avenue, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinBrother, W Noble, Pendlebury, Park Avenue, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Francis John Goulburn NOBLE. Enlisted March 1915; sailed from Australia, June 1915, as a Corporal. Landed at Gallipoli, August 1915, as a Sergeant. Wounded, August 1916, at Pozieres, France; gained his commission at Military School, Tidworth, England, in August 1917. Sailed for France and the front in April 1918; killed in action 31 August 1918.
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Francis John
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 15), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Margaret NOBLE, 76 Chapel Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3366 Pte Richard Lyle NOBLE, 6th Light Horse, died, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 16 August 1927; Uncles: Thomas HALLORAN MM; Cpl George HALLORAN, No. 1 Mining Corps, killed in action, 19 February 1916; Cousin: Sergeant Allan NOBLE, 25th Bn, killed in action, Gallipoli.

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