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Noble, Robert Henry (1892–1917)

Robert Noble, n.d. photographer unknown

Robert Noble, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Robert Henry Noble was born on 1st October, 1892, at Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, the son of Mr. Thomas Noble and Mrs. Alice Noble. He received his education at the Superior Public School, Newtown, and on 26th August, 1910, entered the Bank’s service at Head Office.

Robert Henry Noble enlisted in the A.I.F. as a private on 1 st May, 1916, and from 11th August attended the Officers’ School at Moore Park, proceeding to Duntroon Military College on the 28th. He acted as quartermaster-sergeant during the voyage to England, and, after his arrival, passed for a commission at the Tidworth School for Officers.

He went to France and joined up with the 36th Battalion. He was in action at Passchendale Ridge where, on the 12th October, 1917, he was wounded, and, falling into a shell-hole, was drowned. At the time of his death, Robert Noble held the rank of corporal.

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'Noble, Robert Henry (1892–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/noble-robert-henry-19728/text31022, accessed 1 November 2020.

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Robert Noble, n.d. photographer unknown

Robert Noble, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour