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Unknown person Name : Ballard Brothers

Sons of Charles Ballard and Grace Ballard (née Snow) of 4, Newcomen Terrace, Newcomen Rd, Lake, Isle of Wight.

Oliver Charles Ballard born 1891
Frederick William Ballard born 1893
Richard John (Jack) Ballard born 1896

  Census information :

1901 : Charles and Grace Ballard, with their children including Oliver aged 9, Fred aged 8 and Richard aged 4, are at Alfred Road, Lake. Charles Ballard is a Bricklayer.

1911 : Charles and Grace Ballard, with their children including Fred aged 18, are at 1 Cliff Terrace, Newcomen Road, Lake. Charles Ballard is a Bricklayer, Fred Ballard is a Boot maker.

1911 : Richard John Ballard, aged 14, is shown as the nephew of Douglas and Jessie Dore, at Brook Cottage, Bonchurch Road, Shanklin.

1911 : Oliver Charles Ballard not located
  Service Details :

2nd Lieutenant Oliver Charles Ballard 21st Bty. 2nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Mentioned in Despatches. Formerly II Cpl 19546 Royal Engineers.
Private 25839 Frederick William Ballard 8th Bn., Royal Fusiliers.
Private 205455 Richard John (Jack) Ballard 2nd/5th Bn., Hampshire Regiment, formerly Rifleman 8/1829, 1/8th Bn, Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Jack Ballard saw service in Gallipoli.
  Casualty Details :

Oliver Charles Ballard

Died : 17 October 1918 aged 26.
Buried at : St Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France.

CWGC Record

Frederick William Ballard

Died : 2 October 1916 aged 23.
Buried at : Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais France.

CWGC Record

Richard John (Jack) Ballard

Died : 20 November 1917.
Buried at : Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine (now Israel).

CWGC Record

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Lake War Memorial
Lake Church of the Good Shepherd Roll of Honour
Sandown Christ Church War Memorial
Shanklin War Memorial (Richard J Ballard only)
Shanklin St Blasius' Church Roll of Honour (Richard J Ballard only)
Shanklin Methodist Church War Memorial (Richard J Ballard only, as JOHN BALLARD)
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

The brothers are also named on their parents' grave marker at Christ Church, Sandown
  Documents :


22 December 1917

BALLARD - Nov 20, killed in action in Palestine, Pte. Richard John (Jack) Ballard, Hants Regiment, the dearly-loved nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Dore, 1 Brook Cottage, Bonchurch-road, Shanklin, aged 21.

National Probate Calendar 1919
  Photographs :

The Ballard brothers'
Memorial Scrolls
and photographs
The Ballard family Pte Frederick William Ballard 2/Lt Oliver Charles Ballard Pte Richard John (Jack) Ballard
click on images to enlarge

These photographs were taken from the display at Carisbrooke Castle Museum in March 2012. Implicit thanks go to the Museum and to the donor, Oliver Ballard, (nephew of the three brothers).
  Further Information :

The brothers' cousin, Adolphus Ballard, was also killed in WW I. They were grandchildren of William and Ruth Ballard of Adgestone.
  Acknowledgements :

Carisbrooke Castle Museum (permission not sought to republish the photos of the artefacts)

Paul Ballard for advice that the Ballard brothers and Adolphus Ballard were cousins.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 6 April 2013


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