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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
Abraham Ball was born in 1880 at Eastwood and was the son of the late John a coal miner and Charlotte Ball née Gough. His father John was born in 1851 at Greasley, he died in 1892 aged 42 yrs, his mother Charlotte Gough was born in 1851 at Bradley Staffordshire, they were married on 2nd March 1874 at Chesterfield and went on to have 10 children, sadly 6 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their children were Mary b1875 Rugeley, William James b1878 Rugeley, Abraham b1880 Eastwood, Rebecca b1883 Eastwood, John George b1887 Eastwood and Martha Ann b1890 Eastwood. Abraham married his wife Mary Calladine (born 3rd November 1884 ) in 1907 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. Mary brought one child to their marriage, Sarah Ann Dalby Calladine born 7th August 1905, they went on to have a further child Edwin Walter Calladine born 24th August 1908 they lived at 42 Scargill Street Eastwood Nottinghamshire. In the 1911 census the family are living at 24 New Eastwood, they are shown as Abraham Ball 30 yrs a coal miner hewer, he is living with his wife Mary Kezia Ball 26 yrs and son Edwin Walter Calladine Ball 2 yrs Abraham states he has been married for 4 yrs and had one. In the same 1911 census his widowed mother is living at 8 Chapel Street, New Eastwood, she is show as being 60 yrs and a widow she is a housekeeper living with William Maltby 50 yrs a coal miner ganger. Following his death his widow Mary was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week which commenced on 7th August 1916. His widow re married in 1921 to Fred Lambert 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