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Private Charles Frederick BALLARD, G/18004, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 9th October 1916, age 28.

Born Belgrave, Leicester, son of Charles Frederick Ballard, of 63 Willow Bridge Street, Leicester.

Previously served Leicester Territorials, 1909-1913, time expired.


1911 Census - 65 Willow Bridge Street, Leicester -Eliza Ballard, head, age 51, married 30 years, 9 children, 7 still alive, newsagent (shopkeeper), born Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; Frederick Ballard, husband, age 53, married jobbing gardener, born Belgrave, Leicester; Julia Ballard, daughter age 25, single, cigar maker, born Belgrave, Leicester; Charles Frederick Ballard, son, age 22, single, shoe skiber, shoe manufacturer, born Belgrave, Leicester; Kate Ballard, daughter, age 19, single, tailoress, button holer, wholesale tailors, born Belgrave, Leicester; Ethel Ballard, daughter, age 17, single, tailoress machinist, born Belgrave, Leicester; Florence Mabel Ballard, daughter, age 9, born Belgrave, Leicester.


14th September 1914, Register Office, Leicester, married Maud Kilburn, (born 11th March 1886), of 2 Peters Cottages, St Peters lane, Leicester / 59, Great Holme Street, Leicester.

Enlisted Leicester, age 26, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 145lbs. Resided 2 Peters Cottages, St Peters lane, Leicester. Formerly shoe-hand.

Home 1st March 1915 to 11th July 1916; BEF, 12th July 1916 to 9th October 1916.

1st March 1915, enlisted into 2/4th Leicestershire Regiment, Service No.3989; 14th May 1915, transferred to 3/4th Leicestershire Regiment; 11th July 1916, transferred from 4th Reserves to 1/4th Leicestershire Regiment; 11th July 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 12th July 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 13th July 1916, Etaples, 12 Infantry Base Depot; 26th July 1916, proceeded to join No.3. Entrenching Battalion, In the Field; 7th September 1916, transferred to 4th Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

1st June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Maud Ballard, 59, Great Holme Street, Leicester; Father, Charles Frederick Ballard, 63 Willow Bridge Street, Leicester; Mother, Lizzie Ballard, 63 Willow Bridge Street, Leicester; Brothers - George Ballard, age 37, address not known; Sisters - Florrie Ballard, age 18, 63 Willow Bridge Street, Leicester; Ethel Ballard, age 25, 63 Willow Bridge Street, Leicester; Kate Ballard, age 29, 63 Willow Bridge Street, Leicester.

21st May 1917, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to the widow.

Commemorated at  Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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