Cecil Reginald Noble was born on June 4, 1891 at Bournemouth, Hampshire, England the son of house painter, Frederick Noble and his wife Hannah.
He was 23 years old, and an Acting Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own), British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 12 March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle, France, when the advance of the battalion was impeded by wire entanglements and by very severe machine-gun fire, Corporal Noble and another man (Harry Daniels) voluntarily rushed in front and succeeded in cutting the wires. They were both wounded, and Corporal Noble later died of his injuries.
Cecil Noble is buried at at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, France. 2 miles South of St. Omer. Plot I, Row A, Grave 57