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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 17th September 1915. courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
George was born in 1897 in Nottingham and was the son of John Henry a house painter and Elizabeth Mary Ball née Povey, 50 Leicester Street, Nottingham. His father John Henry was born in 1863 in Sherwood and his mother Elizabeth Mary Povey was born in 1864 in Nottingham , their marriage is recorded in Nottingham in 1881 , they went on to have 11 children however 2 of whom were to sadly died in infancy or childhood prior to 1911 their surviving children were : - Annie 1882, Reuben 1884, Florence 1887, Kitty 1890, Gertrude 1893. John Edmund b1896, George Joseph 1897, William 1899 and Albert 1900. In the 1911 census the family are living at 50 Leicester Street, Nottingham and are shown as John Henry head of the family 48 yrs a house painter , he is living with his wife Elizabeth Mary 45 yrs and their children , Florence 24 yrs a blouse maker, Kitty 21 yrs a tailor, John Edmund 15 yrs a pit lad, George 14 yrs an assistant, William 12 yrs a scholar and Albert 11 yrs a scholar. Nottinghamshire Archives Ref PR6786, St Mary’s Parish Register. 50 Leicester Street, BALL. Number in family 12 [4 named]: Albert, William (prisoner), Harry (in France), Geo (killed)
04 Aug 1915
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Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sanctuary Wood Cemetery (Grave Ref II. D 23/24).
Obituaries from the Nottingham Evening Post dated 4th August 1916 “BALL. – In loving memory of Private George Joseph Ball, Robin Hoods, fell in action at Hooge, August 4th, 1915, age 19 years. Too far away thy grave to see, but not too far to think of thee. They miss you most who loved you best. – From his sorrowing father, brothers, and sisters.” “BALL. – In ever loving memory of Private George Joseph Ball, killed in the battle of Hooge, August 4th, 1915. He left this country quite prepared, his fair young life to give, and like his noble Master, he died that we might live. Too far away thy grave to see, but not too far to think of three. – His fiancée Emily Morris. “BALL. – In ever loving memory of Private George Joseph Ball, 1/7th Robin Hoods, killed in the battle of Hooge, August 4th, 1915. Time changes many things, but loving memory ever clings. – Ever remembered by Mr. and Mrs. Morris and family.” Above obituaries, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 17th September 1915. courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    George Joseph Ball - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 17th September 1915. courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918