Herbert Edward BALLARD

Badge Number: 17494, Sub Branch: Mylor
17494

BALLARD, Herbert Edward

Service Number: 4501
Enlisted: 26 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, 1879
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural Causes, 20 March 1953, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Row 11; Grave 58 Section: KO, Road: 11, Site No: 58
Memorials: Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4501, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4501, 32nd Infantry Battalion,

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16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4501, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
11 Oct 1918: Discharged AIF WW1
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4501, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Father      and Mother Mrs Charlotte Ballard, Mount Gambier, South Australia

Brother in service: #2885 Sydney Arthur Ballard

Described on enlisting as 37 years old; single; 5' 2 1/2" tall; 119 lbs;
fresh complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair; Church of England

3/2/1916          Completed medical - fit for service

26/8/1916        Enlisted in Adelaide

16/12/1916      Embarked out of Adelaide (Outer Harbour) on board HMAT A35 Berrima
                        Private in the 32nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcements
16/2/1917        Disembarked into Plymouth, England

 

 

 

 

30/6/1918       Returned to Australia

Medals:
British War medal (16603); Victory medal (18351)

11/10/1918     Discharged from service

Total service:  2 years 47 days  (overseas 1 year 263 days)

 

20/3/1953       Herbert passed away
buried in:        AIF West Terrace Cemetery
                       Row 11, Grave 58

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan. 23 October 2014.  Lest we forget.

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