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VC574   Cecil Reginald Noble

BORN   4 June 1891

DIED   13 March 1915   AGE   23

VC Won    12 March 1915   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Neuve Chapelle, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Cecil Reginald Noble   No.   3697   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   574   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 2nd Battalion, C Company

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Acting Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Acting Corporal

Place Of Birth   Malmesbury Park, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Place Of Death   Longuenesse, Pas de Calais, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, 2 miles south of St Omer, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row A, Grave 57

Gazetted   28 April 1915

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Hannah


P  Headstone, Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, 2 miles south of St Omer, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on Rifle Brigade Role of Fame Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

P  Reginald Noble Court, No. 66 Surrey Road, Bournemouth, Dorset    

P  Noble Close, Wallisdown, Bournemouth, Dorset

Memorial plaque at St Clement's School, Springbourne, Dorset

P  Plaque, Capstone Road, Bournemouth, Dorset

P  Name on statue, outside Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Central Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset

By The Way…

He disliked his Christian name, Cecil and enlisted as Reginald Noble

VC Held By

Not known



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