Private Tom Ball 1187

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Tom Ball 1187

Date of Birth:   September1888

Address:  15, Middle Street, Leicester

Parents Names:   Henry Ball (General Labourer) and Eliza

Occupation before the war:  Rubber hand at Midland Railway Goods Shed

Siblings Names:  

William Lee b 1872 (Step)  |  David Dunkley b 1891 (Step)  |  Fred Ball Lee b 1880 (Step)  |   William Dunkley b 1893 (Step)  |  George Lee b 1891  |  Caroline Dunkley b 1895 Step)

Date Died:  1.5.1915

Age:  24

Place of Death:  Northern France

Place of Burial/Memorial:

Plot 2, Row B, Grave 3, Le Treport Military Cemetery, N France

Cause of death:  

Gunshot wound in back on 30.4.15.

Died 1.5.15


4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment


1914 – 15 Star

British Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Enlisted Leicester 1.6. 1910
  • Spent first 4 years in U.K.
  • Reengaged for 2 years on 1.6.1914
  • Went to France on 2nd March 1915, landing at Le Harve
  • Married to Mabel by time he enlisted.
  • Child Vera Ball, b 5th February 1908, was awarded a pension after his death
  • When died her address was given as 8, Corah Street, Dun’s Lane
  • In 1919 Mabel had remarried and was Mrs Bent
  • In 1916 Mabel was living at 16, Corah Street and Vera was living with her widowed grandfather (Henry Ball) at 48, Outram Street, Leicester