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John Edwin BALL

Regimental number3126
Place of birthWedderburn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Ball, 54 Thistle Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date31 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3126A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date22 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 6 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France,4 June 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 21 June 1917, and allotted Regimental Number 3126A.

Detached for duty to 4th Australian Division, 21 September 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 2 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 July 1918 (gun shot wound, nose and arm); admitted to LofC Hospital, 11 July 1918; transferred to England, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 13 July 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 July 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 22 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALL John Edwin

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