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Full Name: Samuel James Noble
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Samuel James
Surname: Noble
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 25/223
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs J. Noble (wife), Tahataka, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 3rd Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 5 February 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 24
Page on Nominal Roll: 8
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 15 September 1916
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes: Samuel Noble was the son of Matilda Kathleen Noble, of 33 Rangi St., Gisborne, New Zealand, and the late Richard Benjamin Noble; husband of Jane Emma Noble, of Awakino Road, Dargaville.
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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