Captain Albert Ball

Royal Flying Corps, 56th Sqdn.

Died: Monday 7 May 1917 (aged 20)

Connected records


View Life Story

Communities

Stories

Record:
BALL, ALBERT
Additional information:
Legion d'Honneur (France); Order of St. George, 4th Class (Russia). Son of Sir Albert Ball, J.P., of Stansted House, Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
Cemetery:
ANNOEULLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND GERMAN EXTENSION
Cemetery/memorial reference:
Grave 643.
Country:
France

Possible matches

The following sources have potential matches based on the name and other information associated with this record. They may or may not be connected to this person but are provided for your further research

Captain Albert Ball, VC, DSO, MC. Notts and Derby Regt, and RFC, 1919

image: A three quarter length portrait of Ball in RFC uniform. He is holding a leather flying coat over his right arm and has his left hand in his pocket.
Albert Ball was one of the most famous British fighter aces of the First World War and a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross. He was awarded the medal as a result of taking part in 26 aerial combats between 26 April and 6 May 1917, during which period he destroyed 11 hostile aircraft, brought …

Aircraft Propeller Part, Blade

Lacquered dark wood cut-off propeller blade tip mounted on wood plinth, on one side is a framed and glazed piece of white paper headed with RFC badge in blue and hand signed by Albert Ball, one metal stand on the base of the plinth is missing

gloves, brown leather, RFC officer's pattern, Captain Albert Ball

pair of gloves light brown soft leather gloves with press-stud fastenings to each wrist. Gloves have, at some point, been displayed by fixing them to the display surface with pins and each glove bears five small holes probably resulting from this.
Known to have been given to the Museum after the First World War by Captain Ball's father. Formerly on display in the VC/GC Room and removed for display at the IWMN, Manchester. Returned from IWMN w/e 8/Mar/2002

RFC and RAF Combat Reports, First World War

Cataloguer Backlog
Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Air Force (RAF) combat reports from the First World War which include entries made by the following pilots: Captain A W Tedder, No 25 Squadron RFC (ts, 8 September 1916), Captain A Ball VC DSO MC, No 60 Squadron RFC (ms, 25 September 1916), Captain J C Slessor, No …

Exhibits II

File
7 sub-folders containing information on exhibits in the RAF section display at Crystal Palace. Comprises of: 1) Exhibits on Loan to IWM: Correspondence regarding loans to RAF section for display. Includes a list of exhibits held on loan, with receipt vouchers numbers. Also correspondence regarding …

breeches, cord, khaki, officer's, British

Tunic and other associated items in the VC/GC Room

AIR ACES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Captain Albert Ball VC, sitting in his SE 5 aircraft.

COLLECTIONS OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Relics of Captain Albert Ball, now in the IWM collections.

Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military)

Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military), revolver, double action, hinged frame extractor, blued, black grip
first year of production. Early form of 'Mark VI', without " " marks around the 'VI'. Grips have a distinctly khaki hue.

VICTORIA CROSS VINNERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Captain Albert Ball VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC, Royal Flying Corps.

View all results in IWM Collections

Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Hopesay WW1 (WMR 13793)
Location:
Hopesay, Shropshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Derby Road Baptist Church - WW1 (WMR 68031)
Location:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Rood Lane Sunday School WW1 Tablet (WMR 42816)
Location:
Congleton, Cheshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Captain A. Ball (WMR 68000)
Location:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Nanpean (WMR 9331)
Location:
Nanpean, Cornwall
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Capt A Ball Vc Dso With 2 Bars Mc (WMR 38819)
Location:
Lenton, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Nottingham High School War Memorial (WMR 38823)
Location:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Lenton (WMR 29)
Location:
Lenton, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
St John The Baptist Church WW1 (WMR 17103)
Location:
Westfield, East Sussex
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Datchet- Cenotaph (WMR 7936)
Location:
Datchet, Berkshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Capt A Ball Vc Dso And 2 Bars Mc (WMR 27446)
Location:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, Albert
Memorial:
Akroyden Wesleyan Methodists - WW1 (WMR 29411)
Location:
Halifax Rd, West Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
St James Primary School WW1 Served (WMR 53052)
Location:
Haydock, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Nottingham High School - WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 68002)
Location:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Maw And Company Limited (WMR 13852)
Location:
Jackfield, Shropshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Parkgate Iron And Steel Co Ltd (WMR 52884)
Location:
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Tytherington Quarry WW1 (WMR 50526)
Location:
Tytherington, Avon
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
St Marys Church - WW1 (WMR 12399)
Location:
East Ham, Greater London
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Copley (WMR 70488)
Location:
Copley, West Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
281 And 291 Regts Royal Field Artillery (WMR 12419)
Location:
Woolwich, Greater London
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
English Street Shrine (WMR 35333)
Location:
Kingston Upon Hull, Humberside
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
East And West Anstey (WMR 46099)
Location:
West Anstey, Devon
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Westbury On Trym (WMR 7358)
Location:
Westbury On Trim, Avon
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Midland Railway - Cenotaph (WMR 893)
Location:
Derby, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Oakhill And Ashwick (WMR 1346)
Location:
Oakhill, Somerset
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Borough Of Luton War Memorial (WMR 7563)
Location:
Luton, Bedfordshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Market Harborough and District Hospital - WW1 (WMR 50601)
Location:
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Glossop (WMR 1470)
Location:
Glossop, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Blyth - WW1 Cenotaph (WMR 33495)
Location:
Blyth, Northumberland
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Captain A Ball VC DSO MC (WMR 30)
Location:
Old Lenton, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Isle Of Wight County War Memorial (WMR 21732)
Location:
Carisbrooke (newport), Isle Of Wight
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
St Pauls Church Roll Of Honour (WMR 17797)
Location:
Jarrow, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
East Challow Lych Gate (WMR 31570)
Location:
East Challow, Oxfordshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
St Stephens Parish - Tablet (WMR 28350)
Location:
Park Street, Hertfordshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Nottingham Rowing Clubs - WW1 (WMR 67996)
Location:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Isle Of Wight Rifles (WMR 40740)
Location:
Newport, Isle Of Wight
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Lancashire And Yorkshire Railway (WMR 13093)
Location:
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
St Anns Church Men Of Rainhill Cross (WMR 1238)
Location:
Rainhill, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
St Michaels Church WW2 (WMR 26368)
Location:
Hamworthy, Dorset
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Panteg (WMR 3699)
Location:
Panteg, Gwent
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Wadebridge Town Hall (WMR 9266)
Location:
Wadebridge, Cornwall
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
Rainhill (WMR 1237)
Location:
Rainhill, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Ball, A
Memorial:
London and South Western Railway Arch (WMR 12182)
Location:
Waterloo, Greater London