Harold Archurt Smith BALLARD

BALLARD, Harold Archurt Smith

Service Number: 4730
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: Gunnedah Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 35
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gunnedah Cenotaph, Gunnedah Public School WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4730, 2nd Infantry Battalion
8 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4730, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Sydney
19 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 4730, 54th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Allison Ballard

It appears that Harold's parents, Edward Ballard and Mary J (Marion Janet) Smith were married in 1898 in Narrabri (NSWBDM 8203/1898).

Statement, Red Cross File No 210704, 4775 Pte J. FEEHAN, 54th Bn (patient, Stirchley Hospital, Birmingham, England), 11 November 1916: 'On the 19th of. (sic) July 1916 at Vermelles Ballard was killed, shot whilst advancing beyond the German first line. I saw him shot. We left him there and later on retiring I saw him lying dead in a communication Trench.'

The AIF Project, UNSW (www.aif.adfa.edu.au)

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