Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Ball, Samuel


Description
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Cards
Description:
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph, red cross and red slash.
Notes:
Regiment Number: 730712

Samuel was killed at La Coulotte Sector on June 8, 1917. His circumstances of casualty report noted that "During a raid on the enemy lines, the soldier was almost instantly killed by shrapnel."

He was the son of Mr. W. Ball, of 27, Florence Rd., Upper Edmonton, London, England and husband of Alice Ball, of 4581, John St., South Vancouver, British Columbia.

His death is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.

Alice Ball later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. She received Samuel's death benefits in 1920 while residing there.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1916-1917
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Ball, Samuel ; Ball, Alice ; Ball, J.
Local identifier:
WW1_B_042
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Place of birthplace and residence:
    England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 51.51334 Longitude: -0.08901
  • Place of residence:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of military service and death:
    France, France
    Latitude: 46 Longitude: 2
  • Place of memorial:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.36667 Longitude: 2.81667
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Terms of Use:
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Full Text

Ball, Samuel

Private.

Enlisted with 111th Battalion April 3, 1916.

He was a native of London, England but had been in Canada for four years.

He was wounded on March 1, 1917 in the arm but returned to France on May 14. He was killed in action on June 8, 1917 at the age of twenty-four years.

His wife, Mrs. Alice Ball, lives at 22 West Main St. South, Galt, Ontario.

Anglican.

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Ball, Samuel


A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph, red cross and red slash.