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Claude Exel Sweetman Ball

Borough of Blenheim Great War Roll of Honour. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017

Borough of Blenheim Great War Roll of Honour. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claude Exel Sweetman AWMM
  • Surname
    Ball AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Exel Sweetman AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11601 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 January 1862 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Louisa Ball (wife), C/o F. Jarvis, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1 May 1916 AWMM Married AWMM
      Married, 6 children AWMM
    • Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11601 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 12 January 1916 AWMM
      Age 44 AWMM
      Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • WW1 22 March 1917 AWMM
      Age 45 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      62 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Sprained ankle on Transport Ulimaroa, unable to walk without pain AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      17 November 1916 Invalided to New Zealand AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Louisa nee Stone; father of Dick, Alice Louisa, Charles, John, Mabel Mary and Blanche

    Age details appear to have been altered to enlist - 45 years or 55 years , Service Record has both AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 September 1926 AWMM
    Age 64 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers, Plot 20 V AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Borough of Blenheim Roll of Honour, Marlborough Museum. 26 Arthur Baker Pl, Redwoodtown, Blenheim 7201 AWMM

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06 June 2015Paul AlexanderMorrinsvilleOther Relative

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