H.W.Ballamy

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H.W.Ballamy

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LIEUTENANT HAROLD BALLAMY “B” Battery, 231st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action, 15th August 1917 aged 24.

Description

LIEUTENANT HAROLD BALLAMY
“B” Battery, 231st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action, 15th August 1917 aged 24.
Buried - Fosse No. 10, Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle, France, plot 2, row c, grave 27.
School: 1902-12
Register: admitted 3rd November 1902 (older brother admitted same day, another 2 brothers also at school), removed July 1912.
Son of Frederick William Ballamy and Mrs M. A. Ballamy, 17a Gedling Grove. Father’s occupation entered as a commercial traveller.
Ballamy had been School Captain in 1912, Colour Sergeant of the OTC, Captain of Football. He had been elected to a major Foundation Scholarship of £100 a year at Trinity College, Cambridge early in 1914 and was placed first in the Natural Science Tripos (part I), having previously obtained a 1st in the Maths Tripos. He had rowed in the Trinity third boat and was a prominent member of the Cambridge University OTC. When war broke out, having taken his BA, he promptly volunteered for service and secured a commission in the Royal Field Artillery, proceeding to the front in February 1915. He had been twice wounded and had only returned to active service five weeks before he fell. He died a day after his school contemporary and former school captain J. K. Turpin, an officer in 241st Field Artillery.
Harold Ballamy was a pupil of Rev. T.B. Hardy VC, DSO, MC,. Hardy is also remembered on the Roll of Honour.

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