|Place of birth||Wedderburn, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, James Ball, Wedderburn, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Unit name||4th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/9/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Shoeing Smith|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Veterinary Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France,, 17 February 1918; taken on strength, Australian Veterinary Hospital, Calais, 19 February 1918.
Appointed Shoeing Smith, 28 June 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 28 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 Januaru 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 24 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BALL Thomas|