Private John Ball

Army Number: 267052 (formerly 5708)

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

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Born and lived at Loughborough, Leicestershire. Son of Thomas and Jane Ball, of 3, South Street, Loughborough. Husband of Florence M. Needham (formerly Ball). He was a wood polisher prior to enlisting at Nottingham. Killed in action, 1st July 1916, in the attack on the German positions at Gommecourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Thiepval Memorial, France.