CFHS code : HT442

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : kerbs In Loving Memory of SAMUEL NOBLE d Feb 9 1917 aged 48 also ELIZABETH NOBLE d July 6 1953 aged 86 slab In Loving Memory of Pte S A B NOBLE 15th Middlesex Reg attached 7th Queens Royal West Surrey killed in action in France Sep 28 1916 aged 25

Monument : Kerb stones/Heart shaped slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.201899 0.13786167 – click here for location

Noble grave
Noble slab

This heart-shaped slab with kerb stones, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is located in the south-east corner of the cemetery, about 20 yards to the west of the eastern path as the later turns northwards.

‘Pte S A B Noble 15th Middlesex Reg.
attached 7th Queens Royal West Surrey
killed in action in France Sep 28 1916 aged 25 years.’

“Faithful unto death.”

[kerb stones:]
‘In loving memory of Samuel Noble died Feb 9 1917 aged 48’
‘Also Elizabeth Noble died July 6 1953 aged 86’

Samuel Noble (1868-1917)

Samuel was born in 1868 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was the youngest of four children born to Samuel Noble (c.1832-1887) and Martha Noble (née Key) (c.1828-1912).  The family lived at 20 Adam and Eve Street, Cambridge and Samuel senior worked as a brewer.  Samuel married Elizabeth Ann Brooks (1866-1953) in 1890 in Cambridge.  They had two sons: Samuel Albert Brooks (1891-1916); and Percy Ernest Isaiah (1896-1954).  By 1891 the couple was living at 20 Broad Street, Cambridge.  Samuel was working as a dairyman and waiter.  His wife was working as a dressmaker.  By 1901 the family was living at 29 Brunswick Place, Cambridge.  By 1911 the family was living at 154 Hills Road, Babraham Dairy, Cambridge.  Samuel was the dairy manager.  Samuel died on 9 February 1917 in Cambridge.

Elizabeth Ann Noble (née Brooks) (1866-1953)

Elizabeth was born in 1866 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was the elder of two children born to Isaiah Brooks (1842-1875) and Elizabeth Brooks (née Miller) (1842-1921).  By 1871 the family lived at 30 Wellington Street, Cambridge.  Elizabeth’s father was a brewer’s labourer.  Elizabeth married Samuel Noble (1868-1917) in 1890 in Cambridge.  By 1881 the family lived at 24 Sun Street, Cambridge.  Elizabeth’s father had died and her mother was working as a dressmaker and she was working as her mother’s apprentice.  They had two sons: Samuel Albert Brooks (1891-1916) and Percy Ernest Isaiah (1896-1954).  Elizabeth became a dressmaker like her mother.  She died on 6 July 1953 in Cambridge.

Samuel Albert Brooks Noble (1891-1916)  – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Samuel was born on 20 September 1891 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was baptised on 18 October 1891 at St Andrew the Less, Cambridge.  Samuel was the older of two sons born to Samuel Noble (1868-1917) and Elizabeth Ann Noble (née Brooks) (1866-1953).   In 1911 he was still living at home at 154 Hill Road, Babraham Dairy, Cambridge.  He was working as a hosier’s porter.  Samuel married Hilda Emily Phillips (1894-1970) in 1915 in Cambridge.  When war broke out Samuel enlisted in Cambridge as Private 26932, Middlesex Regiment.

War Graves Photographic Project
Census: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1837-1915
England, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current
UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

Elizabeth Noble; Samuel Noble; Samuel Albert Brooks Noble