1883 Born Toronto, Canada (from 1911 UK census) of Irish parents. His father was a farmer
1891 Canada census. At Mendonte, Ontario with family
1911 census At Bulford Barracks, Wilts, a Gunner 138th Battery R F A, Born Ontario, Canada
1914 Aug 19. Landed in France with 5 Divisional Ammunition Column,
1916 Sep 14 Gazetted MM. 38924 Sjt. H. A. Ball, R.F.A.
1917 Feb 21. The undermentioned Wt. and N.C.O's. to be 2nd Lts. for service in the Field: — R.F.A.— Serjt. Herbert Alfred Ball. Lt with 158 Trench Mortar Battery
1918 Aug 21. R.F.A.—The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts., H. A. Ball, M.M.
1918 Nov 9. 2nd Lt H A Ball MM to be temp Lt while employed as a Balloon Commander
1919 Nov 23. Lt H A Ball M.M RFA relinquishes his temp. RAF commission on retirement from the army
1920 Dec 29. Joined ADRIC with service no 1373. Posted to M Coy
1921 Mar 18 Promoted Section Leader
1922 Jan 20. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC
1925 Jun 18. MIC shows him in Sutton, Surrey
I cannot follow him further.