James Thomas BALL

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BALL, James Thomas

Service Numbers: 15, 15A
Enlisted: 6 May 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Field Ambulance
Born: Hamilton, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Richmond, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hospital Attendant
Died: Accidental (Injuries from fire), France, 13 February 1917
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: In the midst of life we are in death
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 15, Enlisted at Melbourne
18 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 15A, 1st Australian General Hospital
18 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 15A, 1st Australian General Hospital, RMS Mooltan, Melbourne
13 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, SN 15A, 2nd Field Ambulance
Date unknown: Involvement Private, SN 15A, 1st Australian General Hospital
Date unknown: Embarked Private, SN 15A, 1st Australian General Hospital

Pt J.T.Ball.

The Pioneer, Saturday 24 July 1915.
Thrown up from the Sea.
The following is an exact copy of a note found recently
by Mr R. Phillips at Point Annie, near Daly Head, Yorkes
Peninsula. The paper was enclosed in a square screw top sweets bottle,
which had evidently not been long in the water :—
Pte. J. Anthony A.A.M.C., left for the front 18/5/15,
Pte. J. T. Ball A.A.M.C., sailed from Melbourne, 18/5/15.
'Thrown overboard Great Australian Bight, 21/5/15.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Walter and Ellen Ball of Epsom Road, Mordiallac, Victoria, previously of 35 Mahoney Street, Richmond, Victoria; brother of Geraldine Ball

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal