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                     806 Lance Corporal
              John Alexander Noble Stephen
            7th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
                    13th November 1916

 

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Born at 12.05am on 08/10/1893 at 21 Catterline, Kinneff, Kincardineshire. His parents were William Stephen (13/11/1868-11/08/1921 and Margaret Noble (19/10/1871-11/04/1949). They were married on 07/11/1891.

John had 2 brothers, James McBay (25/06/1898- 03/12/1941) and Hector Gove (22/01/1901- 26/07/1963).

He also had 7 sisters; Margaret (14/10/1891- 29/09/1936), Anna (10/06/1895-20/12/1982),Elizabeth Davidson (01/03/1897-24/10/1944), Nellie (11/05/1903-1969), Annie Bella (11/11/1904-1978), Hilda Thom (10/04/1907-1974) and

Marjory Gove (20/08/1912-1980).

In the 1901(Scottish Census) the family were recorded as living at Number 10 Catterline, Kinneff, Kincardineshire.

William was employed as a white fisherman.

William enlisted in Stonehaven and was sent to France on 02/05/1915. He was killed in action on 13/11/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.

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