and at St John's Church, Clapham Road, London SW9
(Noakes, Harold Thomas)
Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps, 32nd Sqdn.
Died on 23 July 1917, aged 18
Son of Thomas F. and the late Ada Lizzie Hunt Noakes.
Remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, at St John's Church, Clapham Road, London SW9, inside St Andrew's Church, Landor Road, London SW9 and at Surrey Cricket Ground, Oval
Information from the Lijssenthoek Project
Obtained his commission from the Artists' Rifles
Offensive patrol with A9414 DH5; stall turning after take off dive, crashed
Noakes did not play first-class cricket, nor at any level for the county eleven, but in the yearbooks he is shown as a schoolboy member of the club between 1905-06 and 1908-14. He went to Merchant Taylor’s School in the City of London. On 15 July 1916 he played for Merchant Taylor’s School against St Paul’s School at West Kensington at the ground of the opposition in a one-day match. Batting at number nine he scored 4* in a total of 162 all out and held two catches in St Paul’s innings of 275-9 declared as his side lost by 113 runs.
Information from Philip Paine
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 the Noakes family lived at Apsley Lodge in Kimberley Road, Stockwell. Thomas F. Noakes, 52, was a civil servant clerk, higher grade, 2nd division, born in St George in the East. His wife, Ada L. H. Noakes, 40, was born in Bromley-by-Bow. Harold Noakes, 11, his brother Sidney Noakes, 6, and sister, Phyllis A. Noakes, were all born in Stockwell. Grace C. Seymour, a 21-year-old domestic servant from Swanage, lived in.