Turkish Crimea, British Issue, impressed to No 3 Corporal John Noble, 1st Royal Regiment, wounded in action in Crimea, by a 24 pound Round Shot Cannonball.
Depot impressed naming: “3 Corpl John Noble Royal Regiment”
John Noble, from Liverpool, Lancaster, first joined the Army at the age of 18 on 29th May 1852, with the very low service number of “3”.
He went on to serve a full term of 21 years, until his discharge at the age of 39 on 4th June 1873.
He served overseas in Cephalonia, Greece for 2 years 2 months, in Crimea for 3 months, and in India for 13 years and 3 months.
He served in the Crimean War with the 2nd Battalion 1st Royal Regiment of Foot, being promoted to Corporal on 16th June 1856.
He transferred to the 1st Battalion 1st Regiment of Foot on 17th July 1857 and served the rest of his career with them.
His service was said to “Have been good” and he was “In possession of three good conduct badges, Crimean medal and 1 clasp, Turkish War Medal.”
His wounds section states: “Wounded in the Crimea by a 24 Pound Round Shot.”
During his service he climbed up the ranks a few times, becoming Corporal during Crimea, but reduced after about 7 years back to Private for being Drunkenness, followed by becoming Corporal once again on 10th November 1865, followed by Sergeant on 8th October 1867, but after being confined 5 years later on 12th September 1872, he was reduced back to Private, which he was discharged as on 4th June 1873.