Mexborough & Swinton Times, January 27, 1940
In At the Start
Gunner F.T. Ball
Gunner J. T. Ball, the 30 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ball, of Denaby Main joined the local Territorial´s a week before war commenced, and was called up immediately after the declaration of war was made.
Gunner Ball, a married man, living at 53, Blythe Street, Denaby, is now serving somewhere in England, but was home on leave about Christmas-time.
He was a collier at Denaby Main Colliery, and formerly was a well-known full back with the old Denaby North End Football club and other junior teams in the district.