Albert Charles Ballinger

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
84th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
August 15th, 1917
Loos British Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - VI.A.12.
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
34 Erie Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
34 Erie Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Cockshutt Plow Co.
Religious denominations: 
Salvation Army
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Previously reported for official purposes presumed dead, now reported Killed in Action.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Lens Sector.

BX September 1, 1917

Mrs. Ballinger of 146 Eagle Avenue received an official despatch today announcing that her son, Albert Charles Ballinger, is reported missing. This young man has already been twice wounded, but was sufficiently restored to health to be able to return to the front. He enlisted with the 84th Battalion and was transferred upon his arrival in England to the 75th. His father, who also went overseas with the 84th Battalion, has been invalided home and is now in Toronto hospital. Mrs. Ballinger is naturally very anxious over the latest announcement in regard to her son, but is in hope of receiving news that though a prisoner is unwounded.

BX March 9, 1918

Official notice has been received by Mrs. A.A. Ballinger, 146 Eagle Avenue, that her son, Private Albert Charles Ballinger is presumed to have died August 15, 1917. Exhaustive enquiries, the notice stated, had been made, and had failed to discover any ground for the assumption that he may still be alive. Private Ballinger has been reported as missing for some time. He enlisted with the 84th Battalion, and was later transferred to the 75th in France. He was an employee of the Cockshutt Plow Company prior to his enlistment, and was in his 19th year when he answered the call.

BX March 18, 1918

Presumed Dead

In the official list issued from Ottawa, the name of A.C. Ballinger of Brantford is included among those who are presumed to have died and who were previously reported missing.

BX July 16, 1917

Word has been received from Ottawa that Private Albert Charles Ballinger had been admitted to the base hospital with a gunshot wound in the right arm. This is the second time he has been wounded.

BX July 19, 1917

Friends of Mrs. A. Ballinger, 146 Eagle Avenue, will be glad to know that her son, Private Albert Charles Ballinger was wounded, not killed in action, as recently reported in one of the Toronto papers. This is the second time that Pte. Albert Ballinger has been reported wounded. He went overseas with a Toronto Battalion commanded by Lieut.-Col. Stewart. His father, Private A. Ballinger, who went overseas with the same battalion, returned a couple of weeks ago suffering from blood poisoning in his leg. He is now convalescent in the Toronto military hospital.