Friends of Hastings Cemetery
To the Beloved Memory
Noble Fleming Jenkins
Brig. General, C.M.G., C.B.E.
Border Reg. & Machine Gun Corps,
Deputy Secretary, S.P.G,
He gave his life trying to save a girl
from drowning at St Leonards-
19th Auf. 1927
in his 67th year.
Rest eternal, grant him O Lord.
The Telegraph (Brisbane, QLD) Oct 7 1927
Drowning Accident -
In a brave effort to save two bathers. who wore in peril, Brigadier-
Saturday 27 August 1927, Hastings and St Leonards Observer,
HASTINGS CORONER WARNS BATHERS. AGED GENERAL'S "BRAVE AND GALLANT ACT." DOUBLE INQUEST AT ST. LEONARDS. " It was very brave and gallant act, which I am sure will serve to remind everybody how acts amounting to martyrdom can be accomplished by British people when circumstances call upon them to make sacrifice," said the Hastings Borough Coroner (Mr. W. J. Qlenister), referring to the heroism of Brigadier-
A Soldier's Funeral
In a time of peace he had died a soldier's death, so they gave him a soldier's funeral. His hearse was a gun carriage, drawn by men and horses of the Royal Artillery through the hushed streets. Over his grave on the high hillside a firing party volleyed the Army's farewe,, and then the strains of the Last Post sounded their solemn Amen. [The firing party was from the 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.]
Noble Fleming JENKINS born Islington, London 29 Ocober, 1860, had a distinguished army career, died 19th August 1927