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SECOND LIEUTENANT OLIVER HERBERT BALL.
10th, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 28th September 1916, aged 25.

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SECOND LIEUTENANT OLIVER HERBERT BALL
10th, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 28th September 1916, aged 25.
Buried: Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs.
School: 1900 – 1907.
Register: born 13th August 1891, admitted 17th January, 1900 aged 8. Father: Alfred H Ball, Daybrook, Nottingham. Occupation: Laundry Manager. Left: July 1907.
Oliver Ball had worked in a bank before joining up. . The “Nottingham Guardian” states on 14th October 1916 that he had died of wounds and was the third son of Mr and Mrs A H Ball . Educated at Nottingham High School, serving two years in the OTC under the command of Captain Trotman and then continued his education at the University College, Nottingham. He was employed at the Nottingham head office of the Union of London and Smith’s Bank. At the outbreak of war he had enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery and was soon promoted to Bombardier. Five months later he was gazetted to the Yorkshire Regiment and proceeded to the front in October 1915. His elder brother, Walter was killed in November 1915.
Oliver Ball was a pupil of Rev. T.B. Hardy VC, DSO, MC,. Hardy is also remembered on the Roll of Honour.

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