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Full Name: Frederick Telford Ball
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Frederick Telford
Surname: Ball
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7915
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Warehouseman
Next of Kin: Mrs J. McD. Ball (wife), 105 Rose Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 29 Malcolm Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 13
Campaigns: Greece
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 27 April 1941
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13
Biographical Notes:
  • Frederick Ball was the son of Frederick John Ball and of Mary Ball (nee Murray); husband of Joyce McDowell Ball, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • He was a pupil at Christchurch Boys High School in 1933-1934
Description of Image: Portrait, from the archives at Christchurch Boys' High School (provided by B Spear 2008)
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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