Noel competed in the 1908 Olympic Games, was a medical doctor and is one of very few people to be awarded a Victoria Cross twice - the first on the Somme and the second for his actions during the Third Battle of Ypres.
Lance Corporal FRANCIS EDWARD LEDWIDGE
Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Death: 31 July 1917, Aged 29
Francis was a prolific poet noted for his pastoral pieces about Ireland; his last poems made subtle reference to war. A memorial was erected in his name at the Carrefour de Rose crossroads, marking the location where he died.
Private ELLIS HUMPHREY EVANS
Regiment: 15th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Death: 31 July 1917, Aged 30
A Welsh poet who began writing poems at the age of 11, Ellis took the first of six poetry chairs he would win in 1907 and was awarded the bardic name 'Hedd Wyn' in 1910. He was posthumously awarded the poetry chair for his poem Yr Arwr (The Hero).
Staff Nurse NELLIE SPINDLER
Died: 21 August 1917, Aged 26
One of only two female casualties of the Great War buried in Belgium, Nellie joined the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service and was initially stationed at the Stationary Hospital in Abbeville, before being transferred to No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station which in July 1917 moved to Brandhoek, Belgium.
Lieutenant Colonel EDGAR ROBERTS MOBBS
Regiment: 7th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment
Death: 31 July 1917, Aged 37
Edgar was an England rugby star who played and captained for Northampton. His seven caps for England came in 1909 and 1910, and included captaining the side to an 11-3 victory against France in Paris in 1910. When the war broke, Edgar volunteered but at the age of 32 was too old for a commission. So he formed his own special corps.