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Jock Macmullen NOBLE

Regimental number28744
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address'Minya', Connewarre, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G C Noble, 'Minya', Connewarre, Victoria
Enlistment date31 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 25, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/135/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Ian Marr
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of May 27th 1917 near KANDAHAR Dump (before MESSINES), a stock of 18-pr. ammunition belonging to the 25th Division was ignited as a result of enemy shell fire. Under heavy enemy shelling and at great risk to himself from exploding ammunition, this Non Commissioned Officer with others succeeded in extinguishing the fire and as a result, saved some 800 rounds of ammunition. He showed keen devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 February 1928
Age at death33
Place of burialColac Cemetery, Victoria

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