Lance Corporal James William Ball

Lance Corporal James William Ball

Army Number: 203319

Battalion: 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born in Nottingham and lived at 5, Ledger Yard, Ilkeston Road, Nottingham. Son of James William and Fanny Ball, of 14, Duke Street, Old Radford, Nottingham. Husband of Fanny Ball. He was a coal miner at Radford Colliery prior to enlisting on 18th May 1914 at Nottingham. He went to France on 25th February 1915 and was selected for the Brigade Mining Section, 8th May 1915. He suffered gunshot wounds to his scalp, 9th March 1916, was admitted to No. 9 General Hospital, Rouen, France and was evacuated to England, on Hospital Ship St. Dennis, 24th March 1916. He was admitted to Torquay military hospital, 27th March 1916 and returned to France on 18th November 1916. He suffered gunshot wounds to his back and right arm on 25th June 1917 and died of wounds, 10th July 1917, aged 30, at No. 35 General Hospital Calais, France.

Buried  Calais Southern Cemetery, France. Plot G. Row 5. Grave 15.

Calais Southern Cemetery, France.