Lieutenant William Ormsby Wyndham Ball
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
2nd Batt. South Staffordshire Regiment
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Cemetery: La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-marne, France
Lieutenant William Ormsby Wyndham Ball M.B., R.A.M.C., killed in action on the 26th September. He was the younger son of the late Henry Wyndham Ball and of Mrs. Ball, 5 Palmerston Park, Dublin. He had a distinguished career in Trinity College, Dublin, entering in 1907 and obtaining his medical degree in 1912. While in College he was well known in the hockey world, he played two seasons in the colour team, and represented Ireland six times in International matches. He entered the Royal Army Medical Corps in January, 1913, as Lieutenant. On the outbreak of the war he was attached to the 2nd Battalion South Staffords, and left England on the 13th August. On the 26th September, when our position on the Aisne was being shelled, he went out to attend a wounded soldier. When kneeling beside him he was killed by a shell which burst close to him. He was in his 25th year.