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Full Name: Albert Victor Ball
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Albert Victor
Surname: Ball
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 8/2404
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: A.E. Ball (father), 79 Middle Street, Southampton, England
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Victoria Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 24
Vessel: Maunganui
Destination: Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 31
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 7 December 1915
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey
Grave Reference: Special Memorial A. 7.
Biographical Notes: Albert Ball was the son of Albert Edward and Emily Blanche Ball, of 76, Middle St., Southampton. Native of Totterdown, Bristol, England.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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