Smale, John Noel
Regiment: Imperial Yeomanry (Shropshire 13th Company 5th Battalion) and was seconded to Colonial Light Horse.
Rank: Lance Corporal (Trooper when serving with Colonial Light Horse)
Service No: 1298 (1031 when serving with Colonial Light Horse)
Boer War service: 2 Feb 1900 to 10 Jun 1901
Date of enlistment: 4 Jan 1900
Date of discharge: 18 Jun 1901
Reason for discharge: Termination of Limited Engagement
Other information: He enlisted in the South Staffordshire Regiment and served in WW1, losing his life in 1915.
Born: In 1877 in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Family: He was the second of six children born to John Smale, a silk manufacturer, and his second wife Sarah Alice (nee Edwards). John Noel had four step siblings from his father’s first marriage to Mary (nee Bradley). He was unmarried at the time of his death.
Residence: In 1881 and 1891 he was living with his parents, siblings and step siblings at Brooklands, Macclesfield, Cheshire. In 1900 he lived in the parish of Woodcott, Wrenbury, Cheshire.
Employment: Attended Rugby School 1890-1894. John was a farmer when he enlisted in 1900.
Death: He died on 27 May 1915 from wounds received in WW1 and is buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France. He is commemorated on the Macclesfield Town War Memorial.