W.W.Ball

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W.W.Ball

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SECOND LIEUTENANT WALTER WILLIAM BALL .10th, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th November 1915, aged 28.


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SECOND LIEUTENANT WALTER WILLIAM BALL
10th, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th November 1915, aged 28.
Buried: Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, France, plot 1, row A, grave 21.
School: 1896 – 1902.
Register :Born 17th April 1887 he was admitted 21st January 1896 aged 8. Son of Alfred H Ball, Laundry manager, and Emma Ball, Daybrook, Nottingham.
Walter Ball was the second son. His younger brother, Oliver Herbert Ball, was killed in action in September 1916 and he also attended NHS (see earlier). The “Nottingham Guardian” reported W W Ball’s death on Monday 29th November 1915. It stated that he had been killed at the front on Wednesday 24th November, after only returning from Nottingham on leave five days previously. It reported that he had apparently been shot through the head by a sniper while organising a firing party with his captain. The news was communicated to his parents by W W Ball’s brother, Second Lieutenant O H Ball who holds a commission in the same regiment. He had received his commission 12 months previously.
Walter Ball was a pupil of Rev. T.B. Hardy VC, DSO, MC,. Hardy is also remembered on the Roll of Honour.

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