Alfred (E A) Noldart

Name

Alfred (E A) Noldart

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

25/04/1918
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
25406
Northamptonshire Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

POZIERES MEMORIAL
Panel 54 to 56.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Christchurch Plaque, now in Holy Trinity Church. Bengeo

Pre War

Born in 1888, in Godalming, Surrey, to a single woman Phoebe Noldart, he had one sister Ada and in 1891 they lived with his grandfather John Noldart at Lodge Bottom, Busbridge, Surrey. By 1891 his mother had married Joseph Earl and he now had two stepsisters, they were still living in Godalming. In 1911 Alfred is now living at Panshanger Gardens, Hertford, and is employed as a domestic gardener. He married Margaret Ada Wackett on 21st December 1912 in St Andrews, Hertford.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford and joined the Northamptonshire Regt, they went to Colchester and Salisbury Plain for training and were sent to France on 26th July 1915 and stationed near Fleselles. In 1916 they fought on the Somme at Albert, Delville Wood, Thiepval Ridge and others. In 1917 they were at the Ancre and then they fought during the German retreat to the Hindenburg line before moving to Flanders where they were engaged at Pilkem Ridge. Langemarck and Passchendaele. Following the German spring offensive of 1918, as the Allied forces began to advance, they were engaged in the second battle at Villers Brettoneux on 25th April and Alfred was killed at this point but his body was not recovered.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins