Noyes, Claude Robert Barton (Claude)
15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916 (aged 27)
Lonsdale Cemetery, France (Grave IV. G. 1)
Sacred Trinity Church Salford
St Lawrence College Ramsgate Kent
Rockport School Craigavad
Claude Robert Barton Noyes was born on 6 November 1888 in Christ Church Vicarage, Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire since 1921) and he was a son of the Rev Henry Edward Noyes and Katharine (Catherine) Mary Noyes (nee Barton) who were married on 24 September 1878 in Dundalk Parish Church of Ireland Church. Henry Edward Noyes from Leeson Park Avenue, Dublin was a son of Robert Noyes, a gentleman. Catherine Barton, a minor from Farndree House, Dundalk, was a daughter of James Barton, a gentleman.
The Rev Henry Edward Noyes and Katharine Mary Noyes had at least six children:
Harry Francis Golding (born 13 October 1879 in Christ Church Vicarage, Kingstown)
Travers Edward (born 26 August 1883 in Christ Church Vicarage, Kingstown)
Cyril Dupre (born 4 February 1885 in Christ Church Vicarage, Kingstown)
Kathleen Mary (born 12 February 1887 at 3 Clarinda Park East, Kingstown)
Claude Robert Barton (born 6 November 1888 in Christ Church Vicarage, Kingstown)
Dora Geraldine (born Walthamstow, Essex 1890)
The Rev Henry Edward Noyes was appointed Vicar of St Mary’s Kilburn.
Both Claude Robert Barton Noyes and Harry Francis Golding Noyes attended St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, Kent.
Claude Robert Barton Noyes obtained a BA degree from Trinity College, Dublin and Harry Francis Golding Noyes obtained an MB degree from Caius College, Cambridge.
Claude Noyes was a teacher at Rockport School, Craigavad in 1911/12 and at the outbreak of war he joined the Public Schools Battalion. He obtained a commission on 4 January 1915 (Supplement to the London Gazette 15 February 1915) and served with the 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.
Second Lieutenant Claude Robert Barton Noyes was 27 when he was killed in action on 1 July 1916 whilst leading his men in an advance on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme and he was buried in Lonsdale Cemetery.
Second Lieutenant Claude Robert Barton Noyes is commemorated in Sacred Trinity Church Salford; in St Lawrence College Ramsgate Kent and in Rockport School, Craigavad.
During the First World War Second Lieutenant Claude Robert Barton Noyes’s brother, Captain Harry Francis Golding Noyes, served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in India and he was 37 when he died on 5 September 1916 at Bombay.
Captain Harry Francis Golding Noyes is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial (Face F) in India.