Captain Mohd Noor bin Mohamed is important in our history.
He is the brother of Dr Abdul Ghani bin Mohamed, an early Malay doctor from Bayan Lepas, Penang.
He was also the person who handed a WWII Japanese sword to the Penang Museum - the sword is still there.
He also wrote the Foreword for the book, Penang, Past and Present 1786-1963. Published by The City Council of George Town, Penang. 1966. Copyright (C) City Council of Georgetown, 1966.
Captain Mohd Noor was the person who was present when the statue of Francis Light was unveiled at Fort Cornwallis, Georgetown in Penang. His photo collection of unveiling the statue of Captain Francis Light is used in many publications about Penang and Francis Light.
|Unveiling the statue of Francis Light in 1939|
|Fort Cornwallis where the statue of Francis Light was unveiled|
|Statue of Francis Light|
Teachers Day Award 1980
He was honoured with the Tokoh Guru award during the national Teachers Day celebrations. The award was handed to him by the Minister of Education, Datuk Musa Hitam, at the Dewan Tunku Chancellor at Universiti Malaya. He was a teacher at Penang Free School for 42 years (1919-1961). He was the Chairman of the PFS Administrative Council and was a member of the PFS Trust Council.
Pada tahun ini, Capt. Dato' Haji Mohd. Noor b. Mohamed, D.S.P.N., J.S.M., D.J.N., P.J.K., E.D., J.P., telah diberi penghormatan menyandang gelaran Tokoh Guru sempena Perayaan Hari Guru. Pingat itu disampaikan oleh Yang Berhormat Menteri Pelajaran Datuk Musa Hitam di Dewan Tunku Chancellor Universiti Malaya. Kami berasa bangga atas penghormatan ini. Capt. Dato' Haji Mohd. Noor telah menuntut di sekolah ini dari tahun 1912 hingga tahun 1918 dan menjadi guru dari tahun 1919 hingga ke tahun 1961. Beliau kini menyandang Jawatan Pengerusi Jemaah Pentadbir Sekolah dan juga Ahli Jemaah Amanah Sekolah. Besar harapan kami agar Capt. Dato' Haji Mohd. Noor akan terus memberi sumbangannya kepada kemajuan pelajaran sekolah ini.Source: R. Visvanathan (Headmaster). Lapuran Guru Besar, Speech Day, 22 October 1980. Penang Free School. The Magazine of the Penang Free School 1980 Vol. 7 No. 2 Page 63.
|Penang Free School. The Magazine of the Penang Free School 1980 Vol. 7 No. 2|
He was the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Penang Free School. A photo of him and the members of the School Board can be seen in the Penang Free School magazine, 1982 issue (vol. 7, no. 4, on pages 18 and 19), and in the 1983 issue (vol. 7, no. 5, on pages 16 and 17).
|Penang Free School. The Magazine of the Penang Free School 1982 Vol. 7 No. 4|
|Penang Free School. The Magazine of the Penang Free School 1983 Vol. 7 No. 5|
|Captain Dato' Hj Mohd Noor bin Mohamed|
|Board of Governors, PFS 1982|
There are various photographs of him in the Penang Free School magazines.
|Penang Free School 1983 Vol. 7 No. 5, front inside cover.|
|Penang Free School 1983 Vol. 7 No. 5, page 8.|
|Penang Free School 1983 Vol. 7 No. 5, page 72.|