John A. Ball

John A. Ball

Cpl. John A, Ball was killed in action at Kleve, Germany, February 19, 1945, after nearly four years of service with the Canadian forces. Seriously wounded in August, 1944, he was hospitalized five months in England and had just returned to the field of battle when he lost his life. Enlisting with the 1st Battalion, Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles, June, 1940, he received his military training at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Nanaimo and Victoria, B.C., and was later transferred to the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, with which he served in Europe. He was born in Paris, January 4, 1914, attended school there and St. James Anglican Church. During his boyhood years he developed a keen interest in the game of lacrosse and later played for the Paris team. He was married to the former Mabel Holmes and left a small son, John, and daughter, Eileen.

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