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Adrian BALL

Regimental number377
Date of birth--/09/1892
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBroker
Address112 Head Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Ball, 112 Head Street, Elsternwick Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 12 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 1 January 1917

Captain


Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 22 May 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Destingushed Conduct Medal


For skill and gallantyr in command of a Lewis Gun detachment throughout operations. (POZIERES).
Recommendation date: 9 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He commanded his machine gun throughout with great skill and courage, and rendered invaluable services.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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