The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal J W Ball


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Lance Corporal Joseph William BALL, G/10682, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders, France, 18th January 1917, age 29.

Born St Pancras, Middlesex, son of George and Elizabeth Ball, 42 Whitehorse Street, Stepney, E1.


1911 Census - 42 Whitehorse Street, Stepney, E1. - George Ball, head, age 51, married, bread making, born Harmondsworth, Middlesex; Anna Elizabeth Ball, wife, age 48, married 26 years, 15 children, 5 still alive, born Harmondsworth, Middlesex; Joseph William Ball, son, age 23, single, ships baker, born Devonshire Street, Kings Cross, Middlesex; Edward Albert Ball, son, age 19, single, born Forest Gate, Essex; Alfred James Ball, son, age 16, single, sack maker, born Frederick Street, Walthamstow, Essex; Hilda Gertrude Ball, daughter, age 10, school, born High Street, Poplar, East London.


1st September 1913, St John the Baptist, Erith, Kent, marriage of Joseph William Ball, age 26 bachelor, baker of 27 West Street Erith, father George Ball Baker &  Rosetta Isabella Spells, age 20, spinster, of 27 West Street, Erith, Kent, father Charles Edward Spells, plasterer..

Child - Alfred William Ball, born 18th June 1914, Dartford, Kent.

Previously served in 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, discharged 5th November 1915 prior to enlisting in Regular Army.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 29, height 5 ft 6 inches, weight 105 lbs. Resided 246 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent. Formerly barber.

Home 6th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 18th January 1917.

6th November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th November 1915, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th November 1915, appointed Lance Corporal; 6th February 1916 to 26th February 1916, Cambridge Hospital Aldershot, bronchitis; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF & embarked Southampton; 4th May 1916, disembarked Havre; 14th July 1916, 140 Field Ambulance, bronchitis; 16th July 1916, 138 Field Ambulance; 16th July 1916, 140 Field Ambulance to DRS; 25th July 1916, to Duty; 3rd November 1916, 140 Field Ambulance, influenza; 4th January 1917, to Duty; 18th January 1917, 17 Casualty Clearing Station, died of wounds.

31st May 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Rosetta Isabella Hellewell, 27, Crayford Way, Crayford; Son, Alfred William Ball, born 18th June 1914, of 27, Crayford Way, Crayford; Father, George Ball, age 60, 42 Whitehorse Street, Stepney, E1; Mother, Anna Elizabeth Ball, age 57, 42 Whitehorse Street, Stepney, E1; Brothers, Edward Albert Ball, age 29, 42 Whitehorse Street, Stepney, E1; Alfred James Ball, age 26, 21 Wade Place, High Street, Poplar, E; Sisters, Rosa May Vince, Age 31, 33 Buchcraft Buildings, Brook Street, Ratcliff, E, Hilda Gertrude Ball, age 19, 42 Whitehorse Street, Stepney, E1.

Buried at  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, X, D.22., Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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