Willie Noble (c.1898-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

NOBLE, WILLIE. Private. No G/66079. 10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly No 77198 89th T.R. Battalion. Born Golcar. Only son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Noble, 79 Britannia Road, Milnsbridge. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Ben Hall and Son, Milnsbridge. Attended St. Michael's Church, Milnsbridge and was a member of the choir. Enlisted 29.12.1916. Embarked for France in May 1917. Killed by a shell on 5.8.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Private WILLIE NOBLE
  • regiment: Royal Fusiliers
  • died: Sunday, August 5, 1917
  • age: 19 years
  • record ID: 919007