John Stanley Noke

Born: 1893

Died: 15 April 1959

Served with the 17th Battalion.  He and four others of the Battalion's B Company were captured by the Germans at Lagnicourt-Marcel (Pas-de-Calais) on 15 April 1917 and he remained a prisoner of war until the end of the war. 

A statement to the Red Cross by Sergeant W J Richardson, 7th Platoon, B Company, describes the circumstances of their capture.

They were all in B Co. Noke was in the 5th Platoon, but the others were in the 7th Platoon.  At Langicourt on the 15th April the Germans were attacking; we pushed them back and made a counter attack.  About 13 men went out ... in the afternoon about 4 p.m. They went up a Sunken Road towards the German line.  The Germans sniped some of the party.  They were near the German trenches, and about 500 yards from our line; 3 men got back to our lines and told us that some of the party had been taken prisoners. 

Source: Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau File: John Stanley Noke (AWM) 

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