Soldier – Ball S. – Stretcher Bearer killed in Action (picture)

May 1917

Rifleman S.Ball (K.R.R.),


8, Doncaster Road, Denaby Main, was killed in action on May 11.

Before enlistment in March 1915 he worked at Denaby Main.

He went to France in July 1915, and was last home at Christmas 1916. He was 25 years of age, married, and had one child.

His brother has been wounded, and is in hospital in Glasgow.

Mrs Ball has received the following letter from Lt W.W.Palmer;

“It is with very great regret that I have to advise you of the death of your husbandon the night of May 10. He was actingas a stretcher bearer of a working party with our Battalion when a shell burst close at hand.

It may help to soften your distress when I tell you he was killed instantaneously and did not suffer any pain at all.

We shall all miss him very much indeed and all deeply sympathise with you in your great loss for he always did his duty well and cheerfully.”