John Thomas NOBLE 1872–1947


Regiment unknown

Derbyshire Times 17 February 1900
Two men from Crich, and one from Fritchley, left their homes yesterday (Friday) for Derby, preparatory for embarkation for the seat of war. John GREEN and Joseph COLEMAN, both quarrymen, are reservists of the Grenadiers, and are splendid - looking fellows, standing over 6 feet. John William NOBLE, of Fritchley, also goes to the depot at Derby. He is a platelayer, and is going to the front. All three are married. They were entertained to dinner on Thursday by Dr MACDONALD, of Crich.

[Note: this should be John Thomas not John William as printed in the newspaper.]

He was born in Q4 of 1872 at Belper
John NOBLE married Emily RODGERS on 26 December 1892 at Belper. His father was Thomas NOBLE, shoemaker and Emily's father was William RODGERS, lime drawer of Fritchley.

marriage of John Nonle 1892

John and Emily are buried toether in Crich churchyard

burial of John and Emily Noble


Census data

1881: The Nest, Belper
Thomas Noble, Head, 43, shoe maker; born Nottingham
Mary Noble, wife, 43; born Belper
James Noble, son, 18, joiner; born Belper
Mary Ann Noble, daughter, 16, cotton mill hand; born Belper
Maria Noble, daughter 12; born Belper
Emily Noble, daughter, 10; born Belper
John Thomas Noble, son, 8; born Belper
Willaim Henry Noble, son, 6; born Belper
Julia Edith Noble, daughter, 4 ; born Belper
Samuel Noble, son, 5 months; born Belper
[RG11 3412 16 6]

1891: The Scotches, Belper
Thoams Noble, Head, 57, shoe maker; born Nottingham
Mary Noble, wife, 53; born Belper
John Noble, son, 18, coal miner; born Belper
William Noble, son, 16, Coal miner; born Belper
Julia Noble, daughter, 14, cotton factory hand; born Belper
Samuel Noble, son 10; born Belper
Ernest, son, 6; born Belper
Annie, granddaughter, 4; born Belper
[RG12 2742 18 12]

1901: Fritchley, Red Lion Road
John Noble, Head, 28, railway labourer; born Belper
Emily Noble, wife, 27; born Crich
Florence Noble, daughter, 7; born Crich
[RG13 3231 10 11]

1911: Fritchley
John Noble, Head, 38, Platelayer; born Belper
Emily Noble, wife, 3; born Crich
Florence Noble, daughter, 17, Wood polisher; born Crich
Minnie Noble, daughter, 5; born Crich
William Rodgers, father; 72, widower; born Crich
[RG14PN20983 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED12 SN196]

1939 Register: The Green, Fritchley
John Noble, born 4 November 1872, railway ganger retired, widowed
[RG101/5940J/018/5 Letter Code: RCHM]

No service records found for John NOBLE. Only one possible medal record:
John NOBLE, 155, Corporal, 1st Railway Pioneer Regiment, awarded the Queen's South African Medal (1901)
No supporting evidence that this is appropriate other than John's occupation was with the railways.