Phillip Ball 8496

Soldier Factfile

Name: Phillip Ball 8496

Date of Birth:  1889


 (1911) Wellington Lines, Aldershot, Hampshire

Church Lane, Anstey

Parents Names: 

James Ball (Carpenter) d 1895

Priscilla (Shoe Trade Machinist)

Occupation before the war:  

Shoe Machinist

Serving Soldier

Siblings Names:

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

Age:  25

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


1914-15 Star

British War medal

Victory 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.