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  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave in the General Cemetery, Nottingham. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
He was the son of J H Ball of 50 Leicester Street Nottingham.
24 Oct 1918
34
2750345 - CWGC Website
40793
Private
Lincolnshire Regiment
Transferred to (16243) Labour Corps. He died of pneumonia on 24 October 1918 and was buried in Nottingham General Cemetery on 30 October (grave ref. 4637).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 25 October 1918: ‘Ball On October 24th, in military hospital, (-) Ball, aged 34, the eldest beloved brother of Tel (-)' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 30 October 1918, ‘Funeral of a Nottingham Officer. The funeral of Lieut. Sidney Wade, Sherwood Foresters, the son of Mr and Mrs CH Wade, Mount Hooton-road, Nottingham, who died in hospital from pneumonia at Towcester, on Sunday, took place in the Nottingham General Cemetery ... Two Nottingham soldiers were buried to-day with full military honours. They were Privates RN Ball, Labour Corps, aged 34, of Leicester-street, and Cecil WG Bush, of Loughborough-road. Both died of pneumonia. The last-named being on board a hospital ship.’
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  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave in the General Cemetery, Nottingham. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Reuben Henry Ball - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave in the General Cemetery, Nottingham. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings