Private Herbert Ball

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

15 Apr 1918


George Kent Ltd

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

70 Oak Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 30th May 1918
Pte Herbert Ball

Pte Herbert Leonard Lawrence Ball, 20667, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on April 15th, 1918. He had been in France for a year and nine months.

Herbert, born in Surrey in 1884, left a widow and four children living at 70 Oak Road, Luton. Since arriving in Luton he had been a labourer at the Luton Gas Works (1911 Census), and, according to a Luton News report, was a former licensee of the Four Horseshoes pub in Park Street who had worked for George Kent Ltd until joining the Army two years before his death.

Herbert Ball had married Nellie Eva Newbury in Gravesend. Kent, in 1906. Their first child, Howard Leonard, died soon after birth, but they had four others – Edward Leonard (1908) Arthur Thomas (1910), Edna Nellie (1913) and Herbert (1916).

Individual Location

Pte Herbert Ball

Author: Deejaya

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