Ball, George

George Ball, Private 291814, 7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died 26th March 1917 in Palestine, aged 19

 

Park Green A-BEARLY LIFE

Son of Joseph and Emily Ball, of 35 South Park Rd, Macclesfield.

 

 

WW1 SERVICE

George Ball was reported missing after 26 March 1917 and his death was confirmed in the Macclesfield Times on 6 September 1918:

KILLED – Mrs Ball, of the Sir Robert Peel Inn, Higginbotham Street, Macclesfield, has been notified that her son, Pte George Ball, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who has been missing since the battle of Gaza on March 26th 1917, is now presumed to have been killed on that date. Pte Ball enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, and after training was drafted out to Egypt. He was 21 years of age. He was educated at St John’s School and attended St George’s Street Baptist Sunday School. Prior to enlistment he was employed at the dye-works of Mrs Leech. His father and two brothers are serving, the brothers being in France.

 

COMMEMORATION

Private George Ball has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel Ref. 19 to 22 of the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private George Ball.

In Macclesfield, George Ball is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church and St George’s Street Baptist Church war memorials.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website


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