Puchevillers British Cemetery, near Abbeville
Son of Walter and Harriet Noel, of St. Helier, Jersey.
Died of wounds, aged 26 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Saturday 15 July 1916
Roll of Honour. We have to announce the
death in No 3 Casualty Clearing Station in the rear
of the First Line of the British Expeditionary Force
of Private W J Noel of the 1st Wiltshire Regiment. He
was admitted to that hospital on 8 July suffering from
severe shrapnel wounds in the back and chest and though
everything possible was done for the patient by the
nursing staff he passed away on Monday morning, a letter
stating this having been received yesterday by his sister,
Mrs Sampson of 16 Cannon Street. The news stated that
Private Noel was conscious to the last and requested
the Sister to write to his family telling them of his
end, she adds that the interment was to be at a small
military cemetery near the hospital and that he was
to be accorded full Military Honours. To the members
of the family of this brave young Jerseyman who has
thus made the great sacrifice for his Country we would
tender our sympathy in their bereavement.