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Walter Charles Ball

Headstone, Forli Cemetery (photo Gabrielle Fortune 2008) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Headstone, Forli Cemetery (photo Gabrielle Fortune 2008) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Ball AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    484335 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 20 Falkirk Avenue, Seatoun, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.M. Ball (wife), 20 Falkirk Avenue, Seatoun, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    484335 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Walter Herbert and Minnie Louisa Ball; husband of Catherine Mann McLean Ball, of Seatoun, Wellington AWMM
    • Father of Gary Edward Ball Public - James Francis - Other Relative - 30 June 2015 - Ws
    • Grandfather of Dean Francis Ball, Melissa Rachel Ball and Dylan James Ball

      Great- Grandfather of James Francis Ball, Hannah Rachel Rushton and Daniel Edward Ball Public - James Francis - Other Relative - 10 July 2015 - 4
    • Also Great- Grandfather of Sophie Emily Ball Public - James Francis - 27 April 2016 - a
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 December 1944 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Forli War Cemetery, Italy AWMM II. B. 11 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2206734
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 10 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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27 April 2016James FrancisAucklandOther

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