Herbert Noble

Lance Corporal
Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
August 30th, 1918
Upton Wood Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - D.10
Commemorated at: 
Grace Anglican Church, St. Jude's Anglican Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Manvers, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
80 East Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
80 East Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Insurance agent
British Crown Assurance Co. Ltd.
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. Whilst taking part in the attack South of Upton Wood, he was hit in the heart and instantly killed by an enemy bullet.

BX September 14, 1918

Lance Corporal Herbert Noble, whose young wife lives at 80 Northumberland Street, has been killed in action. The fallen soldier was a well-known insurance agent in the city and enlisted in 1915 with the 125th.

BX April 23, 1917

Brant Casualty List Mounts Up – 22 Today – Twenty-Two Names of Local or County Men Given Out Today – First Brant Battalion Draft Suffered Severely

Issued today is one of the lengthiest weekend casualties lists yet made public since the outbreak of war. In the list are given 19 Brantford men, all of whom with one exception were wounded. Three Simcoe men, two Paris men and one Burford man are also in the list. Many are official confirmations. The Expositor having previously mentioned them. 

Private Noble is a married man and formerly resided at 18 Northumberland Street. He was an insurance agent.

BX July 3, 1916

Given Wrist Watch

An interesting gathering took place at St. Jude’s rectory on Saturday evening, when a few friends met Private Herbert Noble of the 125th Battalion and presented him with a wrist watch.  The meeting was informal, and partook of the nature of a farewell, prior to Pte. Noble’s departure for Camp Borden.  Short addresses were made by the Rev. T.B. Jeakins and Messrs. Broadbent, Hunt, Virtue, Moss and Butterworth.  In making the presentation, Mr. R. Butterworth spoke of the pleasure it had given him to be associated with Mr. Noble in church work.  Mr. H.C. Cuff read a eulogistic address.  In replying, Pte. Noble thanked his friends for their manifestation of good will and said he valued highly their expressions of regard.