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NOBLE, Kenneth Victor (1920-2013)

NOBLE, Kenneth Victor (1920-2013)

Known as ‘Beau’ or ‘Ken’, he went to Modewarre State School before his education at Geelong College from 1935 to 1936. He participated in the 2nd XI Cricket Team at College in 1936 and continued his dedication as a Life Member with the Modewarre Cricket Club.

He enlisted on 12 May, 1941 in the 2/11th Field Regiment serving in the Middle East in Syria and Lebanon before returning to the Northern Territory in 1943 and 1944. ‘Ken’ died 9 September 2013 aged 93 years. His brother, John William Noble (1913-1993) also went to College. It is believed that his grandfather was the John Charles Noble who appears in the Annual Prize Lists of 1864 and 1865 and who, together with H F Richardson, lit the candles on the four-tiered birthday cake in 1931 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the College.

Sources: Geelong Advertiser 16 Sept 2013; Pegasus Sept 1931 p48; The Argus (Melb) 10 Sept 1938 p7. OGC 1936.
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