Charles Ball

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Unit at enlistment: 
4th Canadian Mounted Rifles
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Date of death: 
June 2nd, 1916
Menin Gate Memorial - Ypres, Belgium - Panel 30 and 32
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris)
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
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Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
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Religious denominations: 
Church of England
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Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Previously reported Missing, believed Killed, now for official purposes presumed to have died. From information available, it is believed that this soldier, while on duty at a bombing post near Ypres, was killed by the explosion of an enemy mine.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Zillebeke Sector.

BX June 30, 1916
Private Charles Ball is unofficially reported missing. He went overseas with the 4th C.M.R. and is a son of Mr. Charles Ball, of the junction. A brother is in the 215th.

BC December 16, 1916

Corporal Charles Ball enlisted in the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles in 1914 and left Paris with Captain William Reginald Patterson's party on Nov. 21st for winter camp at Toronto, and crossed over to England early the following year. In 1916 he saw considerable service in France, and after the battle of Ypres on June 2nd, Ball was reported among the missing. He was born in Oxfordshire, England, and is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ball, Paris Station, and is well known around town. At time of enlistment he was employed by Mr. Isaac Stewart. No further word has been received since July last, when reported missing. 

He was a member of St. James' Men’s' Club. A younger brother is with the 215th Battalion. 

BX February 24, 1917

Thought Missing Reported Dead

PARIS, Feb. 24. – Private Charles Ball, missing since June 2, is now officially reported killed in action. Such was the message received yesterday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ball, who resided at the Junction. A brother William is now a member of the 215th Battalion.

BX February 24, 1917

Paris Casualties

Brant County is represented in the casualty list this morning by two Paris men, Private Edward Hodder, reported wounded, and Pte. Charles Ball believed killed. Ed Hodder enlisted with the 25th Brant Dragoons in September, 1915. He is an Englishman and is married. He was transferred to the infantry on reaching England, Pte. Charles Ball was with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles.