Edward Henry Smith BALLARD

BALLARD, Edward Henry Smith

Service Number: 5034
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: Gunnedah Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Memorials: Gunnedah Public School WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 5034, 2nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: SS Makarini embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 5034, 2nd Infantry Battalion, SS Makarini, Sydney
21 May 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private

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Biography contributed by Allison Ballard

Edward Henry's (Henry) mother Marion Janet (Janet) Ballard was assaulted by an Aboriginal man Jackey Beaumont (alias Bowman) at her home in Bloomfield Street, Gunnedah, in 1910. At th time, Henry would have been about 13 years old.

Henry enlisted when he was 18 years and 3 months. He was in hospital in Eygpt when his brother Harold Archurt Smith Ballard went missing and was later identified as killed in action in France.

New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930) Wed 24 Aug 1910 [Issue No.34],  Page 293  (trove.nla.gov.au)

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954)  Thu 17 Aug 1916 ,  Page 7   (trove.nla.gov.au)
 District News (trove.nla.gov.au)