Robert Ernest BALL

BALL, Robert Ernest

Service Number: 4730
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Bendigo
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fernihurst, Victoria, Australia, 21 February 1895
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 7 November 1950, aged 55 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Cremated - Memorialised at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
Memorials: Bears Lagoon School Roll of Honor, Bendigo Buckley Street Methodist Sunday School, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor, Boort Fernihurst State School Roll of Honour, Fernihurst Memorial Shelter and Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4730, 27th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4730, 7th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4730, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
24 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion
13 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, 4730, 7th Infantry Battalion
18 Dec 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 7th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 4730, 7th Infantry Battalion, HT Karagola, England for return to Australia - disembarking Melbourne 12 June 1919
27 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 4730, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Michael Silver

The Queensland manager of the A.M.P. Society, Mr. Robert E. Ball, died at Turaween Private Hospital, Brisbane, on Tueday 7 November 1950, after a short illness. He was 56 years of age.

Born in Victoria, he joined the A.M.P. service in 1911 at the Victorian branch and in 1933 was transferred to Western Australia where he became chief clerk and later manager. In addition to holding many important positions, he was also a very enthusiastic bowler and at the date of transfer was vice-president ol the Western Australian Bowling Association, after many years as treasurer. He had a large influence on the expansion of clubs, and also was a very good bowler, having won the State pairs' championship as lead. Since his transfer to Queensland in June 1949, he became a member of the Hamilton Bowling Club. He also served in the first A.I.F. in the Seventh Infantry Battalion.

Mr Bell is survived by Mrs. Ball, two daughters and a son, who live at Ascot, Queensland. Another son is in