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William James BALL

Regimental number5794
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIron moulder
Address14 Gourlay Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Marjory D Ball, 14 Gourlay Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 April 1918
Place of death or woundingnear Albert, France
Date of death30 April 1918
Age at death25.8
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry William and Mary Ann Ball, husband of Majorie Delia Ball, 14 Gourlay Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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