Able Seaman Philip George Noel
Mercantile Marine Reserve. HM Yacht
Killed in action, aged 29 years
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Saturday 3 March 1917
Roll of Honour. It is with the greatest
regret we chronicle the death of Philip Noel AB, the
eldest son of Mr Philip Noel of Fernley Lodge, Gorey
Village and brother of Mrs Short of 27 Poonah Road.
At the outbreak of war the deceased sailor was in the
merchant service and promptly joined the Royal Navy.
He was posted to the patrol yacht Verona and official
intimation has now been received that the sailor is
missing as a result of the sinking of the vessel on
24 February and in these circumstances it is feared
he must be regarded as having lost his life. The late
Philip Noel was 29 and unmarried and was in the Island
last December on leave. The news of his death will be
received with regret by scores of acquaintences and
friends, who always found in the deceased a true friend
and jovial companion.