Frederick Noel Tassell

Key Information

Name: Frederick Noel Tassell

DoB: December 25 1897

Regt: Private 47636, 20th R. Fus., Public Schools.

DoD: Reported missing at Monchy, April 10, 1917.

Academic Career:  CGS 1912-13

Biographical Information:

  • Noel was the second of four children born to Frederick William and Gertrude (née Harrison) Tassell. He had an older sister Doris and a younger brother Archibald Ronald, and a younger sister Winifred Ina. His father was a photographer, born at Brighton. His mother was from Mansfield and had been a photographer’s assistant, according to the 1891 Census, so this perhaps explains how they met. The elder two children were also born at Mansfield but the younger two were born in Carlisle. In 1901 the family was living on Devonshire Street, and in 1911, at 16 Warwick Square. Brother Archibald also served in the Great War, having left school in 1915. He was a Private, Edinburgh Univ. O.T.O. After the war he became a photographer.