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William George BALL

Regimental number1670
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolViolet Street State School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDriver
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Ball, Forest Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 November 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death21 November 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 1), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Catherine Ball, 21 Greig Street, Albert Park, Victoria. Native of Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Reginald AJ BALL, killed in action, France, 21 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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