Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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14/10/2020 The joyful news of the safety of another Dungannon man who had been a prisoner in Japanese hands was received by his parents on Friday evening. He is Telegraphist Stanley Noble, Royal Navy, second son of Mr and Mrs H Noble, Coolhill, Dungannon, who received a telegram from the Admiralty stating that he has been released from a Jap prison camp at Pelambang, Sumatra, and is in safe Allied hands. He was a prisoner since the fall of Singapore. Prior to volunteering he wa on the clerical staff of Dungannon Post Office. His elder brother, Fred (Royal Navy), was killed in the Mediterranean in October 1940, and his younger brother Harry, who was also on the Dungannon Post Office clerical staff, is at present serving in the Fleet Air Arm; he arrived home on leave on Saturday Tyrone Courier and News.
14/10/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 29th September 1945: Telegraphist Stanley Noble (Brother of Telegraphist William Frederick Noble)
05/01/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 26th October 1940:
05/01/2020 William Noble served with the Royal Navy in World War Two. He served as a telegraphist on board H.M.S. Liverpool.
05/01/2020 On Monday 14th October 1940, HMS Liverpool was part of a convoy escort in the Mediterranean. At 1911 hours, HMS Liverpool reported that she had been struck by a torpedo in position 3358E, 2620E at 1855 hours. She was heavily on fire and required assistance.
05/01/2020 Telegraphist William Frederick Noble died in the attack. He was 22 years old.
05/01/2020 Telegraphist William Noble was one of 27 men who died in the attack. A heavily damaged HMS Liverpool made its way to Alexandria in Egypt where he was buried.
05/01/2020 HMS Liverpool was repaired and returned to service in April 1942.
05/01/2020 Unusually, Telegraphist William Noble has a grave and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. His inscription reads: NO MORNING DAWNS, NO NIGHT RETURNS BUT WE REMEMBER.
05/01/2020 William Frederick Noble was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Noble He was born about 1920.
05/01/2020 The CWGC record Telegraphist William Frederick Noble as the son of Henry and Elizabeth Noble, of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
05/01/2020 Intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs Henry Noble, Coolhill, Dungannon, that their eldest son, William Frederick Noble, who was a telegraphist in the Royal Navy, has been killed in action.
05/01/2020 Telegraphist William F Noble is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and also on the World War Two stained glass memorial in St Annes Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
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