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Alfred Clare BALL

Regimental number1336
Date of birth25 August 1896
Place of birthKensington, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolSolomontown Public School, Port Pirie, South Australia
OccupationHotel porter
Addressc/o C J Kostera, Kent House, Waterworks Town Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs C G Kostera, Waterworks Town Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, 4 years (Compulsory Military Training scheme); and in the Citizen Military Forces, 1 year.
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 15 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3753
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAn original member of the 12th Bn; served on Gallipoli. Returned to Australia; after 6 months returned to France with the 32nd Bn.
FateDied of wounds 24 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.10
Place of burialVignacourt British Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Henry and Gertrude Clare BALL, Maitland Street, Mitcham, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Contracted enteric fever, Gallipoli; invalided to Egypt, thence to Australia; discharged.

Re-enlisted, 1916, and re-embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT A73 'Commonwealth', 21 September 1916, as 3753 Pte, 32nd Bn, 9th Reinforcement.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALL Alfred Clare

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