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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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IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
3423 BALL, Albert Victor1902ENG, WAR, Aston Jun 1912 : Carthaginian CAN Middlemore  
19553 BALL, Alice1892ENG,     May 1895 : Parisian CAN Annie Macpherson Homes  
3422 BALL, Amelia1900ENG, WAR, Birmingham Jun 1911 : Carthaginian CAN Middlemore  
6235 BALL, Amelia1879ENG,     May 1892 : Mongolian CAN Maria Rye  
22760 BALL, Arthur James1913ENG,     May 1924 : Franconia CAN Middlemore  
24070 BALL, Daisy1909ENG,     Jun 1915 : Carthaginian CAN Middlemore  
12617 BALL, David1879ENG,     Oct 1896 : Scotsman CAN Barnardos  
4038 BALL, Edward1901ENG, WAR, Aston Jun 1912 : Carthaginian CAN Middlemore  
6278 BALL, Elizabeth1899ENG,     May 1910 : Corsican CAN Louisa Birt  
9242 BALL, Elizabeth1907ENG,     Jun 1920 : Scotian CAN Barnardos  
23925 BALL, Frank1909ENG,     May 1920 : Minnedosa CAN Middlemore  
14741 BALL, Frederick Phillip1878ENG, MDX, London May 1892 : Numidian CAN Childrens Aid Society  
24071 BALL, George1907ENG,     Jun 1915 : Carthaginian CAN Middlemore  
3696 BALL, George Alfred1891ENG, NTH, Northampton Jun 1906 : Siberian CAN Middlemore  
17945 BALL, George D1896ENG,     Mar 1907 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
10456 BALL, George Ogilvie1911ENG,     Jul 1923 : Minnedosa CAN Barnardos  
8192 BALL, Harold1914ENG,    , Cambourne Sep 1928 : Antonia CAN National Childrens Home  
23372 BALL, Herbert1907ENG,     May 1920 : Minnedosa CAN Middlemore  
23673 BALL, Irene1912ENG,     Sep 1923 : Minnedosa CAN Barnardos  
3324 BALL, Isabella1896ENG,     Aug 1910 : Corsican CAN Church of England  
16076 BALL, James Arthur1905ENG, NTT, Sneinton  Apr 1922 : Canopic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
8193 BALL, John A1913IRL, ANT, Belfast Sep 1928 : Antonia CAN National Childrens Home  
24293 BALL, Lucy1895 Apr 1906 : Friesland CAN Barnardos  
10910 BALL, R1872ENG,     Apr 1886 : Parisian CAN Barnardos  
23926 BALL, Sidney1911ENG,     May 1920 : Minnedosa CAN Middlemore  
21931 BALL, Thomas Arthur1891ENG,     Oct 1904 : Corinthian CAN Quarriers  
19593 BALL, William1891ENG,     May 1895 : Parisian CAN Annie Macpherson Homes  
22836 BALL, William Charles1908ENG,     May 1923 : Canada CAN Waifs & Strays  
17319 BALL, William D 1895ENG,     Mar 1907 : Dominion CAN Barnardos  
IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
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