BALL, Francis James
(Service number 21772)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 15 February 1884 Place of Birth New South Wales, Australia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gladstone Hotel, Fairlie
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Harold SAUNDERS (friend), Fairlie, South Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 17 May 1971 Age 87 years
Place of Death Thames
Memorial or Cemetery Totara Memorial Park, Thames
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis James Ball was a labourer for Mr J. Saunders, Pleasant Point, when he enlisted. He left Timaru with the South Canterbury quota of the 16th Reinforcements on 3 May 1916.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2019]; Find a Grave [22 May 2019]

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