Cecil Noble

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Cecil Reginald Noble
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Born (1891-06-04)4 June 1891
Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Died 13 March 1915(1915-03-13) (aged 23)
Neuve Chapelle, France
Buried at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service -1915 
Rank Lance-Corporal
Unit The Rifle Brigade
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Victoria Cross

Cecil Reginald Noble VC (4 June 1891 – 13 March 1915) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

He was 23 years old, and an Acting Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

On 12 March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle, France, when the advance of the battalion was impeded by wire entanglements and by very severe machine-gun fire, Corporal Noble and another man (Harry Daniels) voluntarily rushed in front and succeeded in cutting the wires. They were both wounded, and Corporal Noble later died of his injuries.[1] Daniels survived to receive his Victoria Cross and later rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

Noble was buried at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, two miles south of Saint-Omer, France, in plot I, row A, grave 57.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29146. p. 4143. 28 April 1915. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  2. ^ CWGC entry

See also[edit]

Noble's gravestone