Altrincham WW1 

Noel Lings Naismith

Rank:2nd Lieut
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:10th Bn*
Name of Rgt or Ship:Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Rgt)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:IraqGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Amara Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1892 in the Prestwich R.D. - ref: 8d/390, the
son of Charles & Alice Naismith (nee Lings).

1901 Census - 7 Seymour Road, Crumpsall, Manchester.   Son - aged: 9 -
born: Manchester.   Head of household - Charles Naismith - Married - aged:
43 - occ: Life Assurance Manager - born: Ireland.   Also - Alice Naismith -
Wife - aged: 46 - born: Manchester.   Plus 4 siblings, an aunt and 1
domestic servant.

1911 Census - "Ingleton", Lindop Road, Hale.   Son - aged: 19 - occ: First
??? Service Student - born: Manchester.    Head of household - Charles
Naismith - Married - aged: 53 - occ: Retired Life Assurance Manager -
born:Cork, Ireland.   Also - Alice Naismith - Wife - aged: 56 - born:
Manchester.   Plus 1 boarder.

He was in Strassburg when war was declared, preparing for his final exams,
due in November 1914, for an Honours Degree in Modern Languages at London

He was the Assistant Master at Wadham House School, Hale and later the
Assistant Master at the Cragg, Windermere.   He was a good all round

MIC - states that he was posted to Mesopotamia on 28th September 1916 and
awarded the BWM & the VM.

He was attached to the 07th Bn.  North Staffordshire Rgt.

Also commemorated on a joint (together with W.W. Smith) private memorial
plaque in St. Mary's, Bowdon - Inscribed: "Beati in Virtue".

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1918, which states
that he was from Wadham School, Hale.

Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Bowdon)St. Peter's (Hale)
Wadham House School (Hale)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Manchester University
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