Enlistment of Pte. Walter Noble

Enlistments – June 12, 1916

One man enlisted with the 161st Huron Battalion on June 12, 1916. He did not return from the Battle of Vimy.

654877, NOBLE, (Pte.) Walter George, “A” Company, born on February 1, 1895 in Logan Township in Perth County, ON, enlisted in London on June 12, 1916. His next of kin was his father, James Noble of Cranbrook, ON, where Walter Noble resided and worked as a farmer before enlisting.

Private Walter G. Noble was 5’, 4.5”, ruddy complexion, blue eyes and brown hair and was Presbyterian, when he enlisted, according to his attestation papers.

Private Walter Noble shared a tent in London’s Wolseley Barracks training area and

Camp Borden with William Sholdice, Leslie Perrie and Russ Knight.

Private Walter George Noble did not survive WWI. He was killed in action during the Battle of Vimy in April 1917, while serving with the 58th Toronto Battalion. He is commemorated as W. Noble on the Royal Canadian Cenotaph 218 in Brussels, ON.

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