William George BALL

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BALL, William George

Service Number: 1670
Enlisted: 24 November 1914, Enlisted at Bendigo
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Violet Street State School, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 21 November 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 1 Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory of my darling son & our dear brother, sadly missed, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1670, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bendigo
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1670, 21st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1670, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
29 Sep 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 21st Battalion
21 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1670, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

William George BALL

Born California Gully, near Bendigo Vic. Enlisted 24.11.14 aged 20 years 9 months. Posted to 23rd Bn AIF. Joined 23rd Bn on Gallipoli 29.9.15. Killed in Action 21.11.15, aged 21 and buried in Brown'e Dip Cemetery by Chaplain A.P. Bladen (or Bladden). Body exhumed and shifted to Lone Pine Cemetery 1923. His mother Catherine Ball has noted on his memorial scroll, held at the Aust War Memorial that he was a cousin of Captain W. Symons, Victoria Cross winner. His brother 3597 Pte Reginald Arthur John Ball was also KIA, 21.9.18 in France.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William and Catherine Ball of 21 Grieg Street, Albert Park, Victoria formerly of Forest Street, Bendigo, Victoria. Brother of Leslie Herbert Sampson Ball, Muriel Alva Nellie Ball, Allan Lionel Hugh Ball and Herbert Walden Ball

Engaged to Ruby Evelyn Reed

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