Noble, Andrew Cyrus


Noble, Andrew Cyrus


Military History:


Regiment:                               Machine Gun Corps

Rank:                                      Lieutenant

Regimental Number:             1525

Date of Enlisting:                   1914

Date of death:                        22.2.1959

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Andrew, it is believed he went by the name Charles, joined the 14th Battalion of the London Regiment, Regimental Number 1525, in mid-1914. On 4th August 1914 he was mobilised to the Western Front, France and Flanders and fought in the Battles of Ypres and Loos where he was wounded.  He recovered and on 24th October 1916 was commissioned Lieutenant and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, Regimental Number 1525.  He returned to The Front and saw active service in the Battle of The Somme, where he was again wounded.  Charles survived the War and died at Epsom on 22nd February 1959.

Charles was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                3rd quarter 1883

Birth Place:                   Hound, Hampshire

Residence:                    Epsom, Surrey

Marriage:                      3rd quarter 1917


Andrew, it is believed he went by the name Charles, was born in the Hounds/Butlocks area of Southampton, Hampshire in the 3rd quarter 1883, the only son of Andrew and Emily (nee Offen) Noble.

The family moved to Ashwell, Hertfordshire in about 1903 when Charles’s father applied for the licences to the Six Bells pub and the Rose and Crown pub in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  The 1911 census shows Charles’s father as innkeeper of the Rose and Crown pub.

The 1901 census shows the family living in Gowerton, Glamorganshire when Charles was 17 years old.  The 1911 census shows him a school master at Camden College, Islington and living in Islington, London.

Andrew married Edith Wallington in the St Pancras District of London in the 3rd quarter 1917.  They had one son, Andrew Malcolm, born in the 3rd quarter 1917 in the St Pancras District of London.  They lived in the Egham/Mitcham area of Epsom, Surrey for many years and this is where Andrew died on 22nd February 1959.




Name:Andrew Cyrus Noble
Birth Place:Hound, Southampton, Hampshire
Residence:Epsom, Surrey
Death Date:22.2.1959
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Machine Gun Corps
(previously London Regiment)
Battalion:(previously 14th Battalion)
Regimental Number:1525
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders




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