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Henry James Ball

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Portrait of Henry James Ball, taken at a farewell dance for the soldiers that lived in and around Matakohe, probably early 1916. Image kindly provided by Mary Green (August 2021).

Portrait of Henry James Ball, taken at a farewell dance for the soldiers that lived in and around Ma …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry James AWMM
  • Surname
    Ball AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1588 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 March 1894 Public Source MatakoheNorthland Public Source
  • Date of birth
    5 March 1894 Public - BEVERLEY - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Pine Lodge, Matakohe, New Zealand Public - BEVERLEY - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    'Pine Lodge' Matakohe Public - BEVERLEY - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family papers
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - BEVERLEY - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 John James Ball (father), Matakohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mother: Agnus Ball (nee Walker) Public - BEVERLEY - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family papers
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1588 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 15 October 1915 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • 15 October 1915 Public - BEVERLEY - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family papers
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - BEVERLEY - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family papers
  • Age on enlistment
    21 Public - BEVERLEY - Other relative - 25 April 2019 - Family papers

Embarkations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John James and Agnes Ball, of Matakohe AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France AWMM II. C. 37. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Matakohe War Memorial, WW1, Matakohe, New Zealand AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      16: 7 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2019BEVERLEYOrange, AustraliaOther relative

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