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John Alexander NOBLE

Regimental number5342
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolKelvin Grove State School; Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland
Other trainingUniversity of Queensland
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressArthur Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A Noble, Arthur Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRowed for Queensland in the eights boat race in Adelaide in 1913. His grandfather, John Moore, served in the Royal Horse Artillery, British Army, and founght in the Crimean war at Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman and Sebastopol.
FateKilled in Action 23 April 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 3), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on University of Queensland Roll of Honour ('Pro Patria Ceciderunt'; They fell for their Country), St Lucia, Queensland. Parents: Alexander and Alice NOBLE, Simpson's Road, Upper Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsFor two weeks prior to enlisting he had been a teacher, and had intended, afer the war, to resume his sudies, transferring to the University of Sydney.

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