The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant A F Noakes


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Serjeant Albert Frank NOAKES, L/9778, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd April 1915, age 22.

Born Halton, Hastings, Sussex, enlisted 8th January 1912, Eastbourne, Sussex, age 18, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 119lbs, resided 28 Hardwicke Road, Hastings, Sussex. Formerly grocers assistant.

Son of George Henry & Mary Ann Noakes, Fairlight House, 13 Emmanuel Road, Hastings, Sussex; 12th October 1915, 18 High Bank, Ore, Hastings, Sussex; 20th June 1919,  6 Hardwicke Road, Hastings, Sussex.

Formerly served in 2nd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial), No.5. Battery, gunner 375, from 13th May 1910 to 7th January 1912.

Postings - Home, 8th January 1912 to 13th August 1914; BEF, 14th August 1914 to 27th August 1914; Home, 28th August 1914 to 16th February 1915; BEF, 17th February 1915 to 23rd April 1915.

1st April 1913, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 18th June 1913, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 7th August 1914, promoted Corporal; 28th February 1915, appointed Acting paid Lance Sergeant; 15th March 1915, appointed paid Acting Sergeant.

6th to 13th February 1912, Maidstone Hospital, influenza; 26th August 1914, shrapnel wound right forearm, with fracture; 28th August 1914 transferred to England; 29th August 1914 to 28th September 1914, Netley Hospital; wound received at Cambrai, 26th August 1914, bullet entered extensor surface of forearm and came out of the flexor side fracturing the radius in its middle en route.

Son of George Henry and Mary Ann Noakes, of 6, Hardwicke Road, Hastings, Sussex.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium.


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