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Record #3696
Name :
: George Alfred BALL (1891 - 1917)

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: May 1891

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: 30 Oct 1917
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, Northamptonshire, Northampton
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialFrance, Ypres
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 23 Jun 1906
: Canada

: Siberian

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Middlemore
NotesA birth registration was found for George Alfred Ball: Year of Registration: 1891; Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun; District: Northampton (1837-1923); County: Northamptonshire; Volume: 3b; Page: 111. (Parents: Alfred Ball and Sarah Ann Sargeant, married 1891, in Northampton.)

In 1901, George A. Ball, 9 years of age, was residing with his maternal grandparents, Ann Sargeant, 53, and Charles Sargeant, 51, a shoe and boot hand riveter, at 65 Wordsworth Road, South Leicester, Leicester formerly part of Knighton, Leicestershire, England. Also residing at the home was Bertha Sargeant, 15, hosiery hand. (Source: 1901 Census of England; Class: RG13; Piece: 3002; Folio: 169; Page: 35.)

In 1906, George Ball, 15, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, along with 159 children en route to the Middlemore Home in Halifax.

In 1911, George Ball, 20, is shown as a domestic / farm labourer for Nathaniel Price and family in St Marys, York, New Brunswick. His date of birth is shown as May 1891 and his immigration year as 1906.

On September 26, 1914, George Ball, 24, enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces (Service Number: 22544; Force: Army; Unit: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.); Citation: 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal.) He declared that he was born in Northampton, England; that his next of kin was his mother, Mrs. Sarah Ball, who resided at 5 Clark Street, Stratford, England; that he was born on May 20, 1890; that he was a farmer; that he was not married; and that he had previously served in the 71st York Regiment. He was described as 5 foot 4 inches in height; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair. He had distinguishing features of a mole on the back of his neck.

Private George Ball died on October 30, 1917 in Belgium in defence of the Ypres Salient. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, which is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War and carved in stone above the central arch are the words:

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Last Updated : 2009-01-18 13:51:14 /

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15510 COURTS, George William1909ENG, NTH, Peterborough Oct 1920 : Scandinavian CAN Barnardos  
16524 COURTS, Samuel1911ENG, NTH, Peterborough Oct 1920 : Scandinavian CAN Barnardos  
5536 DARNELL, Wilfred Dennis1901ENG, NTH, Wellingborough Feb 1912 : Empress of Ireland CAN Louisa Birt  
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12269 FOWLER, William1920ENG, NTH, Wellingborough May 1932 : Jervis Bay AUS Fairbridge Homes  
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15410 HOWARD, Edward E1899ENG, NTH, Wellingborough Jun 1910 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
15411 HOWARD, George1902ENG, NTH, Wellingborough Jun 1910 : Mongolian CAN Middlemore  
26648 MAJOR, Herbert John1898ENG, NTH, Brackley, Brackley Mar 1909 : Dominion CAN Barnardos KatPez  
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11020 SHATTON, Arthur1874ENG, NTH Apr 1887 : Circassian CAN MacPherson Homes  
27396 STEWART, Richard Alexander1935ENG, NTH, Tynemouth Jan 1949 : Ormonde AUS Fairbridge Homes  
15847 UNDERWOOD, Horace B1900ENG, NTH, Thrapston Jun 1910 : Sicilian CAN Barnardos  
21130 WARWICK, Charles1917ENG, NTH, Kettering May 1931 : Largs Bay AUS Fairbridge Homes  
12214 WARWICK, George Arthur1915ENG, NTH, Kettering Dec 1928 : Bendigo AUS Fairbridge Homes  
23188 WESTLEY, Harold Charles1895ENG, NTH, Northampton Mar 1914 : Virginian CAN Unknown