Machine Gun Corps



Machine Gun Corps

Noel would have had experience of the Maxim while taking part in the B.E.F.in August 1914. He continued to serve with K.O.Y.L.I and the East Yorkshire Regiment until the 1st battle of Ypres in April 1915, when he was very badly injured, suffereing from extreme shell shock. At one stage during his enforced stay in hospital in England, he was put on suicide watch, such were his injuries. in 1917, he was attached to the Machine Gun Corps in Grantham, as an Instructor in topography and the use of the new Vickers machine gun, which proved extremely effective.





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