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Cecil Reginald Noble

Date of Birth 04-June-1891
Place of Birth Bournemouth
(United Kingdom, England, Bournemouth Borough Council)
Nationality United Kingdom
Profession Soldier
Cecil Reginald Noble VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was 23 years old, and an Acting Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. On 12 March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle, France, when the advance of the battalion was impeded by wire entanglements and by very severe machine-gun fire, Corporal Noble and another man voluntarily rushed in front and succeeded in cutting the wires. They were both wounded, and Corporal Noble later died of his injuries. Daniels survived to receive his Victoria Cross and later rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Noble was buried at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, two miles south of Saint-Omer, France, in plot I, row A, grave 57.

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Victoria Cross
(In recognition of most conspicuous bravery that took place on 12th March, 1915 as Acting Corporal of the Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) during the First World War. Posthumously awarded.)