Ball John

SURNAME Ball
NAME John
PLACE-BIRTH Mossgiel, NSW
OCCUPATION Labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Brisbane
DATE-ENLISTMENT 3-01-16
NEXT-OF-KIN Mother, Mrs A ball, Melbourne
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Address Mossman
REGIMENT-1 9th Battalion AIF
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
KILLED-IN-ACTION Yes 05/11/1916 France.
OTHER-INFO 9th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement. Awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
STORY-OUTLINE John Ball enlisted in Brisbane on 3rd January 1916, but with a Mossman address. He went with the 9th Battalion to the Western Front, entering France in December 1916. On 30 September 1917 he was wounded in action in Belgium but was able to rejoin the unit on 24 October. He returned to Australia on the Nestor in May 1919.
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