Private Charles Frederick Ball

Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Date published: 26/11/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 13/09/1915
Age at death: 36
Cemetery: Lala Baba Cemetery, Turkey
Plot: II. A. 8.
Information: Private Charles Frederick Ball, who died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles on September 13, was one of the best known botanists and horticulturists in Ireland, and held the position of Assistant Keeper to Sir F.W. Aloore at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, and a short time before his death he enriched the collection of the Royal Botanical Gardens with a consignment of plants which he sent from the Dardanelles to Sir F. W. Moore. He was a popular member of the Finglas Golf Club, and was the third son of Mrs. Mary Bowley Ball, Loughborough, Leicestershire. On the outbreak of the war he joined the “Pals” Battalion.