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49944 (L.C.) Enoch Ball

49944 L/CPL Enoch Ball was born in 1892 in Tunstall, Enoch was one of 7 children to Isaac and Sarah Ann Ball (nee Harris) they lived at 19 Back Street, Rookery, Stoke-on-Trent. Enoch worked with his father & brothers in the Rookery Colliery Company, Kidsgrove until war broke out.


Enoch enlisted on the 08/08/1915 in Macclesfield, when he first enlisted he enlisted with the Cheshire Regiment, Service Number 2312 as a Private then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and was given a new service number 49944 and promoted to L/CPL (Lance Corporal). There are no service records for him; all we know is that he was killed on 18th September 1918, we do not know how he was killed, but his body was found and he is buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Northern France.


We also know Enoch enlisted before his brother Mark, because Enoch’s father Isaac received 3 medals for Enoch, the 1915 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal and only two medals for his son Mark which were the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. Enoch was killed 14 days after his younger brother Mark.

Medal Card