Noyes, John Curtis

Noyes, John Curtis



Military History:


Somerset Light Infantry (Hertfordshire Regiment)


Service Number:
27028 (formerly 7222)

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:


Cemetery/ Memorial:
Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 2A, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France


UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour,
Ashwell Village War Memorial,
Clare College Cambridge Roll of Honour



John enlisted at London in June 1916. He was initially a private with the Hertfordshire Regiment, regimental number 7222) but transferred to the Somerset Light Infantry, regimental number 27028.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action on 16th September 1916.

John was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial France, pier and face 2, on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honourm, the Ashwell War Memorial and the Clare College Cambridge Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:
c. 1894

Birth Place:
Esher, Surrey

Ashwell, Hertfordshire



John was the only child of Robert and Alicia (nee Leman) Noyes of London. He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell and on the 1911 census he is a pupil of Haileybury College in Hertford. He became a student at Clare College, Cambridge in 1912.




Name:John Curtis Noyes
Birth Place:Esher, Surrey
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:16.9.16
Enlistment Place:London
Regiment:Somerset Light Infantry (formerly Hertfordshire Regt)
Battalion:6th Battalion (formerly 1/1st Battalion)
Regimental Number:         27028 (formerly 7222)
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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