9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment

Private Cuthbert William Hall

Pte Cuthbert William Hall, 32392, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, was reported wounded and missing, and later presumed killed in action in France on March 21st, 1918, at the start of the German spring offensive of that year. He was aged 19 the third of three brothers to die in the war.

At the time of the 1911 Census, Cuthbert plus four brothers, two sisters, father Joseph Henry and stepmother Annie were living at Stockton, Warwickshire, where Cuthbert was born in 1898.

Private 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.

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