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BALCOMBE, J. J., Private, East Surrey Regiment. Volunteering in February 1915, he crossed in the same year to France and took part in many battles, including that of Loos. Shortly afterwards he was drafted to Salonika and saw much fighting on the Struma front. Later he unfortunately died on July 12th, 1916, from malaria contracted whilst in the East. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Whilst we remember the sacrifice is not in vain."
42, Cherry Garden Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BALDOCK, F., Private, 4th Middlesex Regiment. He enlisted in 1898, and when war broke out proceeded with his Regiment to France and fought and was taken prisoner in the memorable Retreat from Mons. He was held in captivity until after the Armistice and was then sent into hospital at Mill Hill, from which he was discharged in January 1920. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
33, St. John's Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
BALDWIN, B. H., Private, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Called up from the Reserve at the outbreak of war in August 1914, he immediately proceeded to the Western Front, and there served through the Retreat from Mons. He also took part in the Battles of La Bassée and Ypres, and other engagements, and was so severely wounded at Hill 60 as to necessitate the amputation of a leg. He was consequently invalided from the Army in September 1915, and holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
153, Perry Rise, Sydenham, S.E.26.
BALDWIN, C. A., Private, 11th Hampshire Regt. Volunteering in September 1914, he was retained for a time on duties of an important nature in England. Proceeding in 1916 to France he saw much fighting in the Somme sector, and gave his life for the freedom of England at Arras on September 3rd, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"The path of duty was the way to glory."
56, Fawcett Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BALDWIN, F., Rifleman, 21st County of London Volunteer Regiment. He joined in August 1916, and devoted his spare time to undergoing a course of military training, so that he might be proficient if called upon. He also was engaged on important duties on the London Defences, and holds a certificate of thanks from H.M. the King for valuable services rendered. He was demobilised in October 1919.
29, Fellbrigg Road, E. Dulwich, E.E.22.
BALDWIN, H., Gunner, R.F.A., and R.H.A. Volunteering in 1914, he crossed to France early in the following year, and fought in various engagements. Transferred to Salonika in 1916 he took part in important operations on the Macedonian Front, and was wounded. Later he served in the Palestine campaign, participating in fighting on the Jordan, and in the capture of Jerusalem and Jericho. He was demobilised in 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
4, Marlton Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.
BALDWIN, J. F., Private, 10th London Regiment. He joined in May 1916, and after a brief training served at various stations on important duties with his unit. Owing to medical unfitness he was not successful in obtaining his transfer overseas, and was discharged in December 1916, after having rendered valuable services.
11, Cranbourne Place, Rotherhithe. S.E.16.
BALDWIN, J. H. (M.M.), Sergt., R.F.A. He enlisted in 1912, and at the outbreak of war was sent to the Western Front. Here he took part in the Retreat from Mons, and the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne, Ypres, Loos and Arras. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery and devotion to duty, and also holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. Returning home he was demobilised in 1919.
1, Horn Lane, Greenwich, S.E.10.
BALL, A., Gunner, R.G.A. He joined in October 1916, and in April of the following year was sent to Italy with the reinforcements for the Italian Artillery. He served with General Cadorna's Forces, taking part in numerous engagements, and was wounded on July 5th, 1917. Later he was transferred to Egypt and thence to Palestine. where he served in operations at Gaza. Contracting fever in October 1918 he was invalided home, and subsequently was demobilised in the following January, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
14, Cheam Place, Camberwell, S.E.5.
BALL, A. R. (M.M.), Private, R.A.M.C. Shortly after volunteering in November 1915, he was drafted to France, where he was engaged on important duties in various sectors of the Front, and also took an active part in many engagements. He was for a time in hospital, suffering from shell-shock, but on his recovery, returned to the firing line. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery displayed in rescuing the wounded under heavy fire, and holding also the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, was demobilised in September 1919.
13, Thompson Road, East Dulwich, S.E,.22.
BALL, C. W., Private, 24th London Regt. (Queen's), and M.G.C. He joined in June 1916, and six months later proceeded with the Machine Gun Corps to France. During his service in this theatre of war he took part in many engagements, but in March 1917 was invalided home through ill-health, and later served at various stations until demobilised in February 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
86, Pagnell Street, New Cross, S.E.14.
BALL, H., Private, 5th North Staffordshire Regt. He volunteered in September 1915, and in the following year was drafted to France, where he fought In many important engagements in various sectors. He served on the Somme and at Vimy Ridge, Beaumont-Hamel aud Passeheudaele, and was severely wounded in the Ypres Salient in September 1917. Invalided home, he received protracted treatment in hospital until discharged as medically unfit for further service in July 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
57, Malyons Road, Lewisham, S.E.13.
BALL, H., Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regt. Volunteering in August 1914, he was drafted a month later to France, and took part in the final operations at Mons. He was also in action on the Marne and Aisne and at Ypres, and various other battles. Early in 1916, he was gassed and blown up by the explosion of a shell, and was invalided home and discharged as medically unfit for further service in April of that year. He holds the Mons Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.
3, Lamerton Street, Deptford, S.E.8.
BALL, H. G., Driver, R.F.A. He volunteered in 1915, and shortly afterwards proceeded overseas. During his service on the Western Front he took part in much of the heavy fighting on the Somme, and at Arras, Ypres and Kemmel, and in many other engagements until the conclusion of hostilities. Demobilised in 1919, he holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
68, Trundleys Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
BALL, J. D., Drummer, 3rd London Rifles, and Corporal, Tank Corps. He was mobilised as a Territorial at the outbreak of war, and in September 1914 was drafted to Malta. In 1915 he was transferred to France, where he fought in the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Loos, Festubert and the Somme. He was discharged in 1916, being time-expired. He rejoined in the Tank Corps, however, and was later in action at Cambrai, where his tank, the first to cross the lines, was badly damaged. He was twice wounded during the Allied Advance, and was demobilised in 1919, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
7, Pellatt Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
BALLAM, J., Stoker, 1st Class, R.N. He joined in January 1918, and posted to H.M.S. "Moogana," proceeded to the Mediterranean and was engaged on convoy and mine-laying duties off Alexandria. He was demobilised in July 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
65, Mauritius Road, Greenwich, S.E.10.
BALLARD, A. H., Cpl., 12th East Surrey Regiment. Joining in July 1915, he served for a time on duties of an important nature at various stations in England. Proceeding overseas in September 1918 he took part in various engagements until the Armistice, afterwards going with the Army of Occupation into Germany. Returning home in August 1919, he was demobilised, holding the General Service and Victory Medals. 23, Eugenia Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BALLARD, T. W., Private, 1st Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was on service in India when war was declared, and at the end of 1914 was transferred to Mesopotamia, where he served with General Townshend's Forces at Ctesiphon, and fought and was wounded at Kut. After receiving treatment he was able to rejoin his unit, but was unhappily killed in action at Kut in 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
45, Eugenia Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BALMAN, A., Pte., 22nd London Regt. (The Queen's), He volunteered in June 1915, but owing to being under military age was afterwards discharged. Rejoining in the Rifle Brigade in 1916, he proceeded overseas in the following year, and did excellent work in many operations in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilised in 1919.
18, Bevington Street, Bermondsey, S.E.26.
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