__. Gerard John Hamlyn Noel, late Capt, Royal Engineers, whom died 24 August, 2017, aged 86, was a scion of the Earls of Gainsborough.
He was born 8 Dec, 1930, son of Maj Edward Francis Hamlyn Noel (1899-1953), by his wife the former Doris Marie Verrieres, and was educated at Wellington. Married 7 Sept, 1963, (Gillian) Ralphia Barrand Head, the only daughter of Walter Terence Barrand Head, by whom he had issue, a son Richard and a daughter, Victoria.
Thanksgiving Service at Holton St Mary Church, Suffolk, Friday 1 Sept, 2017.