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Eric James Banks Noyes

Captain - Royal Marines


b. 15/1/1894 in Paris, s. of the Rev. Henry Edward Noyes D.D., Chaplain to the British Embassy in Paris, and his wife Katherine, d. of James Barton of Fahrdreg, C.E. Educ. at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, and RNC Greenwich.

1/1/1912, Commissioned into the Royal Marines.

Lt. 6/9/1914

Capt. 9/5/1917

Major 17/1/1930

Lt. Col. 30/11/1936

T/Col. 24/5/1939

Col. 2nd. Commandant 1/11/1940

Brigadier and A/Col. Commandant 1/11/1940

1943 Major General, and A.D.C. to the King.

He began the Great War aboard HMS Aboukir. After she was torpedoed in the channel 22/9/1914 he was briefly interned in Holland, then went on to serve in HMS ships Revenge, St. Vincent, Leviathan and others.

In 1918 he was wounded.

After the war he was Asst. District Intelligence Officer and Naval Provost Marshal at Malta, serving on HMS Caledon and HMS Repulse.

In 1927 he was with 12 Bn R.M.L.I. as past of the Shanghai Defence Force

1935-6 employed in connection with the defence of the Mediterranean Bases

1939-40 2nd. Commandant, Plymouth

1940 Commandant at Deal, later at Chatham

1941-3 at Eastney

1942 Col. Commandant Portsmouth Div.

1943 retired. C.B.E.
He died 23/7/1947 at Holden Cottage, Southborough, Kent.


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