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Frederick Noble was born in Wolverhampton in 1897, the son of George and Florence Noble. In 1901 they were living at 33A Horseley Fields, together with Florence’s sister, Alice Holden. His parents were the proprietors of the Star Hotel. George Noble died in 1907 at the age of 33, with his wife, Florence, dying in 1915 at the age of 43.

In February 1915 he joined the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, being on active service from June 1915. He was wounded in July 1916, after which he was promoted to Lance Corporal. Frederick himself was killed in action on 23 April 1917. This was reported in the Express & Star on 21 May 1917, and he was also listed as having been killed on 29 May 1917. He is comemmorated at the Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.