John (Jack) William Ball

Name

John (Jack) William Ball

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/12/1917
31

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Serjeant
26993
Somerset Light Infantry
6th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

TYNE COT CEMETERY
XXX. B. 21.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Braughing Village Memorial St Mary’s Church Roll of Honour, Braughing St Mary’s Church Golden Book, Braughing

Pre War

Son of Harry and Hannah Ball, of Braughing; husband of Rosetta E. Ball, of The Bungalow, Braughing, Ware, Herts. Living in Braughing, when he enlisted in Hertford. He was employed as a bricklayer.


His wife, Rosetta, was the sister of wife of Allbert Poyser who survived the war and whose biography can be see under Ware's listings.


Jack and Rose Ball had three children.  Muriel Gwendoline (Gwen) was born in 1911, Iris Violet in 1913 and Eric John in 1914.  Eric died in 1922.  Aunt Rose and the two girls emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1924. 

Wartime Service

Formerly 3766 Hertfordshire Regiment. He served in France and Belgium and was killed in action at Passchendaela.

Additional Information

Jack's son Eric died in 1922. Aunt Rose and the two girls emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1924.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild, Chris Wallis