ALFRED MALCOLM NOBLE

Born: 1889, Coggeshall, Essex.

Died: 28th January 1917; age 28; KiA after four weeks in France.

Residence: 27, Upland Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 44244

Regiment: South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 170149, Royal Engineers.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

II.M.18.

Australian Imperial Forces Burial Ground,

Flers,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Alice Mary Noble, of 27, Upland Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   14, Hervey Street, Ipswich.

 

Alfred was 2 years old and living with his parents & sister.

John Noble, 32, an Iron Man – Ransomes, born Walsham le Willows, Suffolk..

Selina Noble (nee Evans), 30, born Coggeshall, Essex.

Lena Mary Noble, 1, born Ipswich.

1901   234, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Alfred was 11 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

John, 40, a Tailor – own account.

Selina, 38.

Lena, 10.

Dorothy Gladys Noble, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   234, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

 

Alfred was 22 years old, a carpenter & Joiner. He was living with his parents & sisters.

John, 52, a Tailor Bespoke Maker – own account.

Selina, 50.

Lena, 21, a Tailoress – at home.

Dorothy, 11.

 

In 1914, Ipswich, Alfred married Alice Mary Gilbert, born September 1888, Ipswich – daughter of George Gilbert, a dock labourer and Mary Ann Gilbert (nee Hacon), of 165, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

 

Alice and Alfred had two sons:

Leonard Arthur John Noble, born August 1915, Ipswich.

Audrey Malcolm Noble, born September 1917, Ipswich – died 1919, Ipswich.

 

Alice Mary Gilbert’s brother, ABRAHAM GILBERT lost his life during the South African Boer War. Abraham was ranked a Private for The Rifle Brigade when he succumbed to his wounds on the 23rd February 1900, at St. Pieters Hill, Ladysmith. Abraham was 19 years of age. He is commemorated on the East Suffolk Boer War memorial at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

 

Alfred’s father, John Noble died in January 1917, at his residence at 234, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. His mother, Selina Noble died in May 1917, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Alice Mary Noble – widow.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Mary Noble – widow.

 

Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.

 

South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion

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