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Albert Edward BALLARD

Place of birthKilburn, England
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolKilburn State School, England
Other trainingBritish South African Police, Rhodesia, South Africa.
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
Addressc/o Mrs Dale, "Adelaide", Chalk Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Bertha May Ballard, C/o Mrs Dale, 'Adelaide', Rose Street, Thistle Estate, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name42nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Date of death19 October 1917
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row H, Grave No. 15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Nelson and Florence Ballard, husband of Bertha May Ballard, Thistle Estate, Kedron, Brisbane. Native of Kilburn, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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