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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Richard John Ballard -

Unknown person
Name :

Richard John (Jack) Ballard.

Son of Charles Ballard and Grace Ballard (nee Snow), of Lake, Isle of Wight.
Born 1896, Lake, Isle of Wight.
Commemorated on these Memorials :

Lake Church of the Good Shepherd
Sandown Christ Church
Shanklin St Blasius' Church
Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial

Service details :

Private 205455 John Ballard, 2nd/5th Bn, Hampshire Regiment, formerly Rifleman 8/1829, 1/8th Bn, Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles)

CWGC record ...

Service records : not found

Medal Index Card : Awarded 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Date of Death :20 November 1917 aged 21
Where buried or commemorated :Jerusalem Cemetery, Israel

Further Information

Census 1901 : Family at Alfred Road, Lake, Isle of Wight.

Census 1911 : Richard John Ballard, aged 14, is shown as the nephew of Douglas and Jessie Dore, at Brook Cottage, Bonchurch Road, Shanklin.

Private John Ballard entered active service on 10 August 1915 in the Balkans theatre of war indicating that he served at Gallipoli. He was killed in action near Jerusalem.

IW County Press : 22 December 1917 includes the notice of his death, placed by Mr and Mrs Douglas Dore, of 1 Brook Cottage, Bonchurch Road, Shanklin.

Note that Jesse James Barnes is shown with the same date of death, and in an adjacent grave at Jerusalem Cemetery.
Page last updated : 27 December 2009


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