Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick Draper Ball

In memory of:

Private Frederick Draper Ball

July 26, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

81037

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

8th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of John R. and Ann Lee Ball.

Commemorated on Page 4 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. C. 35.

Location:

BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Babb to Barjarow. Microform Sequence 5; Volume Number 31829_B016715. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 149.  Page 697 of 1072.
  • Memorial– Frederick's name is commemorated on the headstone at the grave of his mother and elder brother in Birmingham (Warstone Lane) Cemetery, Warwickshire.  He was a farmer by occupation and enlisted on 22nd December 1914 at Winnipeg.
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery– This is a photo of the Catacombs at Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham which are near to the Ball family grave.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Wilf Schofield

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