Noble, Sidney


Name recorded on the Bitterne War Memorial and the Southampton Cenotaph.
His name was also found in the Highfield School headteachers log listed as an old boy, lost during World War 1. See Highfield School Roll of Honour.

Other Information

Birth registered for Sydney George Noble, Apr-Jun 1893, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 60.

In the 1901 census, Sidney Noble (b.1894, Southampton) was shown living at Mayfields, South Stoneham (cannot read house name). He lived with his father, George (b.1867, Southampton), his mother, Rose (b.1866, Southampton) and siblings; Gladys (b.1892, Southampton) and George (b.1900, Southampton). His fathers job could not be read.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1067; Folio: 15; Page: 21.

In the 1911 census, the family lived at 96 Alma Road (since renamed Burgess Road), Bassett, Southampton. His father was a Printers Overseer on a newspaper. It showed they had been married for 20 years and had 3 children and all were still living. Gladys Emily was a postal clerk. The youngest child, born 1901, was named here as Alan Hugh Noble.

Sidney George Noble (service number 240544) was a Lance Corporal with the 1/4th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. He was presumed killed in action, aged 22, on the 21st June 1916 in the 2nd Battle of Palestine, Mesopotamia and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, panels 21 and 63.
His parents were named as George Edward and Rose Noble, of “Durlston”, 10, Kenilworth Rd., Southampton.

His medal cards show that he began service in the Asiatic theatre on 26 August 1915. He was described as “Pres. Dead” but awarded the British, Victory and 1915 Star medals. His regimental number was given as 5/2006.

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