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- Walter Nobbs -

Unknown person
Name : Walter Nobbs.

Son of Frederick Nobbs and Ellen Nobbs (née Wateridge) of Ventnor.

Born 1881 Ventnor
Married 1910, Fanny Elizabeth Haynes, at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor. Children : Walter Frederick, born 1910; Phyllis Annie, born 1915.
  Census Information :

1891 : Frederick and Ellen Nobbs, with their children including Walter aged 9, are at the Commercial Hotel Tap, Pound Lane, Ventnor. Frederick Nobbs is a Coachman.

1901 : Walter Nobbs, aged 20, is with his Uncle and Aunt, George and Kate Wateridge, at 48, Moreton Street, Leamington Priors, Leamington. George Wateridge is a Coachman; Walter Nobbs is a Groom.

1911 : Walter and Fanny Nobbs, with their son Walter, are at 80 Albert Street, Ventnor. Walter Nobbs is a Coachman (Livery Yard).

  Service details :

Private 37322 Walter Nobbs, 4th Bn., Worcestershire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 22 July 1917 aged 36.

Commemorated at : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, August 3, 1917 Page 3

Ventnor Man Killed in Action.

News is to hand this (Friday) morning that Pte. Walter Nobbs, Worcester Regt., husband of Mrs. Nobbs, and son of Mrs. F. Nobbs, Albert Street, was killed in action on July 23rd. He had been in France only a few months. Pte. Nobbs was an old employee of Jackman's, of Pier Street, and will be best known as guard of one of their coaches, a position he filled for many years to the great satisfaction of his employers and innumerable visitors to the town. His work was always most courteously and efficiently performed. Our deepest sympathy will be with the family. Pte. Nobbs, who was 36 years of age, leaves a widow and two children. The news was conveyed to Mrs. Nobbs in the following letter from the officer commanding the platoon: - I deeply regret to inform you that your husband was killed in action on the morning of the 23rd July. He was in my platoon. He was a good soldier and a brave man. We buried him near to where he fell and put a wooden cross over his grave. The duty of writing this letter gives me the greatest pain, and I sympathise with you with my whole heart.

Friday, August 10, 1917 Page 3

MRS. W. NOBBS, North View Cottages, Albert Street, wishes to thank many friends for kind letters and expressions of sympathy received in her bereavement. MRS. F. NOBBS (mother of the late Pte. Walter Nobbs), also desires to return thanks to many friends.


Friday, August 17, 1917 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
The Chairman said he regretted it was his duty to propose a vote of condolence with the relatives of the late Pte. W. Nobbs, who had lost his life in the service of his country. - The vote was carried by the members standing.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, September 14, 1917 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
Letters were read from Mrs. Feaver, Mr. P. Jenkins, Mrs. W. Nobbs, and Miss Nellie Newnham, thanking the Council for votes of condolence passed with their relatives at recent meetings.
(not all the report has been transcribed)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional newspaper research

  Page status :
Page last updated : 15 June 2013 (added further newspaper report)


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