Ball Herbert James

SURNAME Ball
NAME Herbert James
PLACE-BIRTH Port Douglas
OCCUPATION Butcher
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Cairns
DATE-ENLISTMENT 16-03-1916
NEXT-OF-KIN Elizabeth Jane Ball (mother); CHILLAGOE
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Born
REGIMENT-1 9th Battalion AIF
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
KILLED-IN-ACTION Yes : 5-01-1917
OTHER-INFO 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
STORY-OUTLINE Born at Port Douglas, Herbert Ball became a butcher before enlisting in March 1916, aged 27. He embarked for England on 7th September 1916 on the SS 'Princess Clementine'. He proceeded to France, joined the 9th Battalion and marched into Etaples on 22 December 1916. His Front line action was brief - killed in action on 5th January 1917.
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