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Born: 1889, Ilkley
Died: 19 October 1917
Buried: Poelcappelle British Cemetery
Address: 5 Mount Place, Shipley
Parents: Leonard & Rebecca
Spouse:
Siblings: Frank, Wilfred, Elsie & Cecil Procter (step brother)
Occupation: Painter, Fred Holdsworth, Saltaire Road, Shipley
Organisations/clubs: Shipley Working Men’s Club
Military
Rank: Pte
Medals/awards:
Rolls of Honour:
Children:
Regiment: Tyneside Fusiliers
Noble Metcalfe
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On 23 November 1917, the Shipley Times & Express reported: Official information has been received that Pte Noble Metcalfe, 5 Mount Place, Shipley, was killed in action on 19th October. Pte Metcalfe was serving with the Scottish Fusiliers. He was 28 years of age and before the war was employed by Mr Fred Holdsworth,  painter, Saltaire Road. He was a single young man and lived at home with his mother. He was a member of the Shipley Working Men’s Club. He enlisted in May 1916 and after training in the North of England was drafted to France about 16 months ago. He was home on leave two months ago. Pte Metcalfe’s brother, Frank, who is 26 years old, is serving with the R.A.M.C. in Salonika. Before the war he was employed by Sir J A Godwin, then Lord Mayor of Bradford.  He is also single and lived at Mount Place. Cecil Proctor, step-brother of these soldiers, was second stoker on HMS Good Hope and lost his life when that vessel went down three years ago.