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01 Oct 1888
James Ball was born on 1st October 1888 and was the son of Arthur a journeyman bricklayer and Mary Booth Ball née Wells of 61 High Street, Warsop. His father was born in 1863 in Warsop, his mother Mary Booth Wells was born in 1862 also in Warsop, they were married in 1886 in Mansfield and went on to have 6 children, sadly 1 was to die in infancy their surviving children all born in Warsop were : Arthur b1887, James b1888, Walter b1892, Alfred b1896, and Francis Mathew b1898. In the 1911 census the family are living at 61 High Street, Warsop and are shown as Arthur Ball 48 yrs a journeyman bricklayer, he is living with his wife Mary Booth Ball and their children James 22 yrs a journeyman bricklayer, Walter 18 yrs a colliery clerk, Alfred 15 yrs an apprentice joiner and Francis Matthew 13 yrs a worker on a farm.
12 Oct 1917
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31 High Street, Mansfield.
Lance Corporal
8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Lance Corporal James Ball enlisted on 9th November 1914 he previously served with the Sherwood Foresters and served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Gallipoli and Egypt. He went to France in July 1916 and transferred to the 8th battalion South Staffordshire Regiment and was killed in action near Passchendaele 12th October 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
His brother, Private Francis Mathew Ball, served with the 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), he died of wounds on 22nd May 1918. He is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 2.Francis.
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