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- Biography -
- Adolphus Roy Ballard -

Unknown person Name : Adolphus Roy Ballard.

Son of John Ballard and Fanny Ballard (née Smith), of Sandown Rd., Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight.

Born 1897 Lake.

  Census Information :

1901 : John and Fanny Ballard, with their children including Adolphus aged 3, are at Lake Road, Sandown. John Ballard is a General Labourer.

1911 : John and Fanny Ballard, with their children including Adolphus aged 13, are at Lake Road, Sandown. John Ballard is a Labourer.

  Service details :

Rifleman 1659 Adolphus Roy Ballard, 1/8th Bn. Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Turkey : Gallipoli : 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery : G Chick Casualty Details :

Died : 12 August 1915 aged 18

Commemorated at : Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Lake War Memorial
Lake Church of the Good Shepherd, Roll of Honour
IW Rifles Memorial Carisbrooke Castle
IW Rifles Memorial, Drill Hall, Newport
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, October 8, 1915 Page 3

Private A. Ballard, of the 1st 8th Hants is officially reported as killed in action, the news being reported from Alexandria, date about August 12th. He was the son of Mr. J. Ballard, an employee of the Sandown Urban Council, and formerly worked for Mr. G. New, a local builder.

  Further Information :

According to Gwynn White, Adolphus Ballard was the boyfriend of one of the sisters of George White who died in 1917 in Belgium.

Adolphus Ballard was the cousin of the three Ballard brothers, Oliver, Frederick and Richard Ballard, who were also killed in WW I. They were grandchildren of William and Ruth Ballard of Adgestone.

See biography on www.wwwight.co.uk (authored by Gwynn White)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional newspaper research

Paul Ballard for advice that the Ballard brothers and Adolphus Ballard were cousins.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 8 September 2014 (added link to biography on www.wwwight.co.uk)


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