Lt. Herbert Alfred Ball M.M., RFA

He certainly made it difficult to follow him. Born Alfred Herbert, he soon became Herbert Alfred. The man in 1939 Register is probably him, but I cannot trace him further. Herbert A Ball marries Elsie BENOY in Warwick in 1922, which could be them

1879 Sep 23. Says 23 Sep 1882 in Oxford in RIC. He has made himself 3 years younger to get into ADRIC

1881 census at Clifton Hpdn, Oxfordshire, England

1891 census in Lodgings in Poplar, London

1904 enists in army

1911 census at 5 Beaufort Villas, Collingwood Rd, Wm Ball , but from 1891 census he does not appear to be related to our man

1911 census At Bulford Barracks, Wilts, a Gunner 138th Battery R F A, Born Ontario, Canada

1912 Oct 19 Trans to Reserve


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. Army List gives dob as 20 Oct 1880

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 link him to the Ball in 1911 census

I cannot follow him further. But ..

1939 Register Herbert A Ball at 1 Jubilee Road, Waterlooville, Havant and Waterlooville. He is a motor van driver, with wife Elsie E H . His birth is 23 Sep 1884, which compares to RIC of 23 Sep 1882