|Place of birth||Narrabri, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bloomfield Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs J Ballard, Broomfield Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Narrabri, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Taken on strength, 54th Bn, 20 April 1916.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 35), Fleurbaix, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 5034 Pte Edward Henry Smith BALLARD, 54th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 January 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
Previous report of missing now, 28 July 1916, reported as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
Buried at Military Cemetery, Rue du Bois, by Reverend F. P. Williams, 20 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 210704, 4775 Pte J. FEEHAN, 54th Bn (patient, Stirchley Hospital, Birmingham, England), 11 November 1916: 'On the 19th of. (sic) July 1916 at Vermelles Ballard was killed, shot whilst advancing beyond the German first line. I saw him shot. We left him there and later on retiring I saw him lying dead in a communication Trench.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BALLARD Harold Archurt Smith
Red Cross file 210704