Peter Nolan was the son of Martin and Bridget Nolan. Peterís father was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary. Peter Aloysius Nolan was born on 27th June 1890. He was the second youngest of five children, all born in Omagh. By 1901, his father was acting sergeant, in charge of the barracks at Stewartstown. Peter Nolan also became a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary in May 1910. Peter joined the Irish Guards on 13th January 1915. Lance Corporal Nolan arrived in France with the Irish Guards on 17th August 1915. In 1916 Peter Nolan was awarded the Military Medal for his exploits on 15th September 1916. Sergeant Peter Nolan was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he killed on 27th November 1917. In 1918 Sergeant Nolan was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.