Ernie Noble
28-1-1924 to 2-6-2004

2665446 GDSMN G.E.NOBLE, 2 COY., 3BN. Coldstream Guards, C.M.F

Coldstream Guards 1940s

Farm Child

Look at this village boy, his head is stuffed
With all the nests he knows, his pockets with flowers,
Snail-shells and bits of glass, the fruit of hours
Spent in the fields by thorn and thistle tuft.
Look at his eyes, see the harebell hiding there;
Mark how the sun has freckled his smooth face
Like a finch's egg under that bush of hair
That dares the wind, and in the mixen now
Notice his poise; from such unconscious grace
Earth breeds and beckons to the stubborn plough.

R. S. Thomas


2nd Company, 3rd Battalion., Coldstream Guards, C.M.F
North Africa, then Italy - ashore at Salerno, slowly up north to Rome, then blown up for the third time in 1945 whilst with Nos 13 and 73 Anti Malarial Control Units attached to 12th Field Sanitary Section Section R.A.M.C in Arezzo.

Please credit these photographs as :-

From The Collection of Dorothy Edmondson Noble