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John Thomas BALL

Regimental number2871
Place of birthLeeds, Yorkshire, England
Place of birthLeeds, England
Age on arrival in Australia31
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway repairer
AddressPicton Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Ball, 'Rose Cottage', Wallace Street, Belmont, Western Australia
Previous military serviceDurham Light Infantry, 68th Battalion, England
Enlistment date10 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of disease 6 July 1918
Place of death or woundingDaours, near Amiens, France
Date of death6 July 1918
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie Ball, husband of Jane Ball, 14 Lansdowne Street, Jolimont, Western Australia

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