Pte. William Noseworthy enlisted on September 3rd, 1914. From there he trained in England and eventually his Company was joined with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. Alongside his comrades, Pte. Noseworthy fought at Gallipoli in August 1915. He was later evacuated due to jaundice.
In March, 1916, Noseworthy rejoined the fight alongside the British Expeditionary Force in France. Due to several medical instances, Pte. Noseworthy was out of action until he returned to the British Expeditionary Force in March 1917. Shortly after, he was promoted to Lance Corporal (September 17th 1917).*
LCpl William Noseworthy was killed in action at Brombeek on October 9th 1917.* Brombeek was one of several offensives during the active conflict in France during World War I (following the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel).
Visit the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum to see Noseworthy’s memorial plaque on display. See the Rooms for their digital collection on LCpl William Noseworthy: https://www.therooms.ca/sites/default/files/noseworthy_william_206_1.pdf
*Cramm’s Five Hundred