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Walter James Ballard

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918. Portrait provided by Onward Project, Phil Beattie & Matt Pomeroy. - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter James AWMM
  • Surname
    Ballard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    28648 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 September 1887 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
    • 13 September 1887 Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - Military records
    • Probably 13 September 1873 as per UK birth certificate Public - Paul - Researcher - 10 December 2018 - UK General Record Office Index Entry Walter James Ballard: Sep Qtr 1873: Hitchin: Volume: 3a Page: 320
  • Place of birth
    • Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK Public - Paul - Researcher - 10 December 2018 - UK General Record Office Index Entry Walter James Ballard: Sep Qtr 1873: Hitchin: Volume: 3a Page: 320
    • Nelson NZ Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - Military records
  • Birth notes
    Born prior to arrival in NZ Public - Paul - Researcher - 10 December 2018 - Walter was 9 months old on arrival in NZ according to the passenger list of the Strathnaver 1 June 1874
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Ballard (father), 138 Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    28648 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Fruit grower/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Walter Ballard was the son of the late James and Emily Ballard. Born at Nelson. AWMM
    • Walter James Ballard was the son of the late James & Emily Ballard. He lied about his age to be able to enlist, he was 42 when he attested. Walter James was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire as was his sister Constance Emily Johnson neé Ballard to whom his medals were sent. The family arrived in Wellington aboard the ship Strathnaver on 1st June 1874. James had been a gardener & was born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England. Public - Paul - Researcher - 10 December 2018 - Passenger List retrieved from https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSTL-KPK
      Birth Certificate at UK GRO Walter James Ballard: Sep Qtr 1873: Hitchin: Volume: 3a Page: 320
      Sister's Birth Certificate at UK GRO Constance Emily Ballard; Sep Qtr 1868; Hitchin; Volume: 3a Page: 309
      1871 UK Census entry UK National Archives RG10/1367 folio 64 page 19
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Death

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  • Death
    30 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Spring Grove Memorial Nelson NZ Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - on site

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10 December 2018PaulKeighley, EnglandResearcher