Wilfrid Noyce(1917-1962), Mountaineer
(Cuthbert) Wilfrid Francis Noyce
Sitter in 1 portrait
Schoolmaster, author and accomplished mountaineer. Wilfrid was the son of [Sir Frank Noyce|mp87055] of the Indian Civil Service and his wife Enid Isabel. He was born in Simla in 1917. Educated in the UK, he took a First degree in Modern Languages from King's College, Cambridge. During the Second World war he served in the Welsh Guards and King's Royal Rifle Corps and as a codebreaker. After the war, he taught Modern Languages at Malvern College for 6 years. In mountaineering, he was known for his strength and stamina and for impressively navigating difficult climbing routes. He was a member of the 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest. Though an experienced climber, he died in a mountaineering accident in 1962.