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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 21st February 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
New Eastwood Nottinghamshire
He was the son of John and Charlotte Ball and the husband of Mary Lambert (formerly Ball) of 42 Scargill Street Eastwood Nottinghamshire. His photo published following his death shows he was living at 69 Colwick Road.
He was a miner who worked at Moorgreen and later Gedling Collieries.
06 Jan 1916
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1655279 - CWGC Website
17273
Private
2nd Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private Abraham Ball enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with the service number 23779 in the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment and later transferring to the 2nd battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He landed in France on 8th October 1915 and later transferred to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action 6th January 1916 in Mesopotamia and his name is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. According to the Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser (11/2/1916), Ball enlisted 'in the early days of the war in the Notts and Derbyshire Regiment being afterwards transferred to the Lincolns and after a spell in France became attached to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.' However CWGC lists him with the Leicestershire not Lincolnshire Regiment.
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 21st February 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Abraham Ball - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 21st February 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918