We remember Albert Ball

We remember Albert Ball

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Timeline

Timeline

1896
birth Lenton, Nottingham United Kingdom Source:7548388 Source:7738984 21st August 1896
1914
service British Army 2599 Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment 5th (Home Service), 3/5th Battalion Source:7739002 October 1914 - October 1915
1914
enlistment Derby United Kingdom Source:7739002 14th October 1914
1914
location 372 Alfreton Road, Nottingham United Kingdom parents address Source:7739002 1914
1915
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Captain Source:7739002 October 1915 - May 1917
1915
location Sedgley House, The Park, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom parents address Source:8490865 1915 - 1917
1916
theatres Western Europe :1 Source:7739002 February 1916 - 1917
1916
awards Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration Source:7739002 27th July 1916
1916
awards Distinguished Service Order (DSO) British Award/Decoration Source:7739002 26th September 1916
1916
location 18 Wordsworth Road, Radford, Nottingham United Kingdom parents address Source:7739002 1916
1917
hospitalisation Injured Hospital/Institution Source:7739002 4th January 1917
1917
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:7739002 4th January 1917
1917
awards Order of St George Other War Service Award Source:7739002 15th February 1917
1917
death Killed in Action Crashed in poor weather while tangling with planes from the Red Baron’s “Flying Circus.” near Douai France Source:7738985 Source:8490853 Source:7738984 7th May 1917
1917
awards Croix de Chevalier Other War Service Award Source:7739002 2nd June 1917
1917
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:7739002 8th June 1917
burial Annoeullin Communal Cemetery And German Extension CWGC Cemetery/Memorial France Source:8490865

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Albert
Initials A
Last Name Ball,
Source 7739002
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
18 Wordsworth Road, Radford, Nottingham United Kingdom parents address known 1916
372 Alfreton Road, Nottingham United Kingdom parents address known 1914
Sedgley House, The Park, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom parents address 1915 - 1917
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 2599 Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment 5th (Home Service), 3/5th Battalion
Air Force (RAF/RFC) Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Croix de Chevalier Other War Service Award
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration
Order of St George Other War Service Award
VC DSO MC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Harriet Mary PAGE mother
Sir Albert Ball JP father
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1914-10 5'9"

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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British RAF Officers 1912-1920
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Michael3
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Selena49658
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Selena49658
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Judith1972

External Evidence

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Albert Ball's Wikipedia entry Michael3
News piece about commemorative coin set, featuring Albert Ball Charlotte33
History channel website Selena49658
Cross and Cockade Journal Gill57803

Multimedia

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Albert Ball in uniform Michael3
Albert Selena49658
Albert's grave Selena49658
With propeller Nigel60830
Crash site Jeremy102799
Photograph of a note dropped by a German pilot. Andrew106765

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