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Wilfred Alfred BALL

Regimental number1314
Place of birthCoWaterford, Ireland
Place of birthCapperquin, Belfast, Ireland
SchoolVictoria School, Berkhamstead, Hertforsdshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, B Ball, 77 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London, England
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDOW; secondary fate: KIA 3 July 1916
Date of death3 July 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row S, Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
31
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Daisy Ball, Bourne End, Broxmoor, Herts, England. Born at Westminister, London.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Seang Bee', 11 February 1915.

Disembarked Malta from HS 'Canada', 14 June 1915, and admitted to Floriana Hospital (injury; left foot); detailed for Permanent Beach Party, Gallipoli, 8 July 1915; marched into Base Details, Mustapha, after disembarkation from HS 'Acanius', 5 September 1915. Embarked Alexandria on SS 'Ionian', 9 September 1915; rejoined Beach Party, Gallipoli, 16 September 1915.

Admitted to hospital, 5 October 1915; rejoined Beach Party, 9 October 1915; rejoined unit from detachment, Lemnos, 24 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from HMT 'Huntsgreen', 22 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Ivernia' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 July 1916 (gun shot wound, stomach).

Died from wounds, 3 July 1916. Buried at Estairs Communal Cemetery, 3 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALL Wilfred Alfred

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