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Reginald Walter BALL

Regimental number2522
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolCatholic School, Ashfield, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine driver
Address19 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Henry Ball, 17 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Date of death9 June 1918
Age at death54.10
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Susan Jane Ball, "Balgrace", Third Street, Canterbury, New South Wales. Native of Croydon, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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