|Place of birth||Wedderburn, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Wagin, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Father, Benjamin Ball, 54 Thistle Street, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3126A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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 details||Name does not appear on Embarkation Roll.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BALL John Edwin|