Name: Phillip Ball 8496
Date of Birth: 1889
(1911) Wellington Lines, Aldershot, Hampshire
Church Lane, Anstey
James Ball (Carpenter) d 1895
Priscilla (Shoe Trade Machinist)
Occupation before the war:
Emma Eliza b 1878 | Mary Ann b 1889 ( Philip’s twin) | Hannah b 1882 | John William b 1891 |
James Henry b 1885 | Dinah Rumsby M b 1893 | Albert b 1887 | Beatrice Caroline b 1895
Date Died: 21.12.1915
Place of Death: Ypres
Place of Burial/Memorial:
White House Cemetery, St Jean –les-Ypres, Belgium.
Cause of death: Killed in Action
1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
British War medal
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- Phillip’s younger brother John also fell.
- Enlisted in Leicester.
- In 1911 Phillip was stationed with the Leicestershire Regiment in Aldershot and was single.
- He married Margaret O’Donovan who was born in 1891 in Fermoy in Ireland, in December 1913 in Fermoy Ireland. Margaret was living at Barrack Hills, Fermoy when he died.
- On his military papers a child is mentioned. She is probably Noreen born June 1914.