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David Harris BALL

Regimental number7256
Place of birthDromara, Co Down, Ireland
SchoolBelfast Model School; Dublin Training College, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTeacher
AddressGreenbushes, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 11"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E Ball, Greenbushes, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 March 1917
Place of enlistmentBunbury, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Ormonde on 13 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Date of death2 September 1918
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Martha BaLL, Wife: Eva E. BALL, Broomehill, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Ormonde', 13 March 1918; appointed VO Corporal, 13 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918; taken on strength of Australian Camp, Suez, 4 April 1918; marched out to Port Tewfik, 30 April 1918.

Embarked Port Tewfik on HMT 'Ellenga' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 30 April 1918; disembarked Southampton, 15 May 1918, and marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant; rank reverted to Private, 15 May 1918.

Appointed acting Lance Corporal, 20 May 1918. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 8 August 1918; rank reverts to Private, 8 August 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 10 August 1918; moved into the field, 12 August 1918; taken on strength of 28th Bn, 15 August 1918.

Killed in action, 2 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALL David Harris

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