Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Norris Heatley Noble

Photo of Norris Heatley Noble
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1910 - 1914.

Regiment: Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Died: 15 August 1916 aged 19 in France. Died of wounds received at Abbeville.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Abbeville Communal V1 H 3

Son of H. Noble, Temple Combe, Henley-on-Thames, b. 1897.
Middle IV A—Army I.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; K.R.R.C. 1915.

'Norris Heatley Noble was a member of No. 5 from 1910-14, when he left for a short stay with an Army Tutor preliminary to Sandhurst. He was at the R.M.C. for the first few months of the war, commissioned to the King's Royal Rifle Corps in March 1915, and was wounded in an attack and counter-attack on July 27th, and again on the way to the dressing-station. For a time he seemed likely to recover, but he died on August 15th, much regretted by his fellow officers and men. He left School too young to have made his mark, but will be remembered by his generation as the embodiment of good temper and good humour in all the changing fortunes of daily life.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

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